Phil Rothfield broke the news on Fox Sports’ Big League Wrap on Monday night, where he believes Munster will be wearing red, white and blue in 2020.
“Cameron Munster is under contract with the Storm until the end of next season and will stay there, but in 2020 I think there is a very big chance he will be at Bondi Junction wearing a Sydney Roosters jersey,” Rothfield said.
“The money they get when Cooper Cronk retires and he is on one million a year, they will just give that to Munster.
“The Roosters are looking long term and when it is legal to talk to him in November, they will be having a whack.”
It’s no secret Munster’s strengths lie within his running game, making seven line breaks, having 15 try assists and tallying up a total of 1958 running metres in 2018.
When brought to the attention of Rothfield that Munster isn’t the best ‘like for like’ replacement for Cronk, he explained the five-eighth and halfback positions are very interchangeable these days.
“Munster has a very close relationship with the Storm assistant coach Adam O’Brien who has had him a long time and O’Brien is coming to be Trent Robinson’s assistant at the Roosters next year,” Rothfield said.
Munster’s playing ability will attract much attention from rival clubs as he will have no shortage of options to pick from, including coming from his current club in the Storm.
Adding to the discussion, James Hooper also told Big League Wrap Munster could have any club he wanted.
“He can take his pick,” Hooper said.
“Any club in the competition would love to sign him and I don’t think the Roosters will be the only club targeting him.