NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Danny Levi of the Newcastle Knights makes a beak during the round 7 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels at McDonald Jones Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Danny Levi is set to move from Newcastle to Manly on a bargain-basement deal.

And Newcastle great Danny Bederus believes the move will make the Sea Eagles a genuine premiership contender. He said the influence of Des Hasler will help the former Kiwi international turn the corner in 2020.

The deal is likely to be struck by the end of this week and looks set to cost Manly very little. The Brookvale club will only have to pay $225,000 with the Knights chipping in $150,00 for the one-year deal.

It will provide cover in an area the Sea Eagles currently are quite scarce on – Manase Fainu has been stood down by the NRL pending his court case and he requires shoulder surgery that will see him likely miss a large portion of the season even if the ban is lifted.

Levi turns 25 years old late this year and has his best football ahead of him despite a lack of progression and development at the Knights. A testy relationship between Levi and coach Nathan Brown was no doubt an obstacle for Levi trying to play his best football.

Bederus says the move is the perfect fit for all involved.

“Danny has got the talent and the change will be good for him,” he told The Daily Telegraph. 

“It will be a new challenge and some new voices and faces will be good for him.”

Bederus said that the biggest challenge Levi will face will be the battle with his own fitness.

“Danny has the experience now and he just has to be committed to his fitness… his body shape is starting to change and he will get down there and Des will give him a lot belief.

Levi played 83 games for the Knights.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Finally
    Been calling for this for a while, always has been the clear best option for us with fainu out. Will surprise a lot as he can play

  2. Panthers January 20, 2020 at 1:51 pm
    Brennan.Lane, your usual diatribe is getting old, and tedious

    I think it’s hilarious …. and very insightful!!

  3. Warriors knew they needed a new hooker round 20 last year. Since then they let Issac Luke leave, didn’t even try for Andrew McCullogh, they let Api Koroisau slip past them, they lucked out on Jake Turpin, they missed going for the Brailey brothers, and instead they signed Egan.

    They didn’t even try for Danny Levi who’s going to be signed for absolute peanuts and has been on the outer for about a year

  4. did mwse let Api go for Fainu ? 😆😆
    is this the best they can do ? 🥱🙄
    mwse recrewtment is a basketcase ™

  5. @Brennan.Lane…..You’ve got the mind of a child. Rarely have I read such immature fragmented slop. You must type the first thing that comes into your pea sized brain. If you want to be taken seriously on this site, spend some time reviewing your comments before you post them you retard.

  6. Budgie, brennans reply is exactly the same type of reply woody used to do, how can you take a guy seriously when they post on different names and alias’s , he’s a mental case

  7. Other way around Danny Buderus, Manly will turn him into a premiership contender! A player struggling for a topside gig isn’t a marquee signing!

  8. Guys, I’m not one for trading insults using the anonymity of the internet. Brennan.Lane’s response is what I expected it to be, and as far as I’m concerned he can be left to his own devices. Some people think some of his comments are humorous, and that’s ok with me, but I will never take him seriously because he has nothing constructive to say.

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