SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Cameron Munster of the Storm offloads the ball during the 2018 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Storm playmaker Cameron Munster is set to re-sign with Melbourne on a lucrative four-year deal, according to a report by The Courier Mail.

Munster will put pen to paper on a $3.6 million deal when he returns from an overseas holiday that will tie the 24-year old to the Storm until the end of the 2023 season.

“We’re thrilled that Cameron will be staying,” Storm football operations chief Frank Ponissi told The Courier Mail.

“We will finalise the deal in the next week or so. We’re not far away.

“It was playing on Cam’s mind a bit so he wanted to get the deal done.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about several clubs chasing him and Cameron was worried we might get the wrong idea, but I understand it’s a compliment for his ability and it’s understandable if clubs are genuinely interested.

“Cameron has handled the whole process well but we’re glad he will have a long-term future with the Storm.”

Munster is coming off a dominant season that included a career-best 15 try assists and being named Melbourne’s player of the year.

Ponissi was pleased with Munster’s maturation under the guidance of master coach Craig Bellamy.

“’Bellyache’ (Bellamy) had to give him a bit of a kick up the backside in regards to his preparation, but Cameron has come a hell of a long way in the last 12 months,” he said.

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“We can’t be happier with his development.

“This next deal will keep Cameron here for a number of years and enable him to grow as a leader at our club.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. Less than 1 mil a season. That surprises me. Although I’ve got to say, kicking joey Manu in the head probably cost him another 100k a year, showed what kind of player he can be at times. Respect to him though, there would have been offers of 1mil + coming in later if he’d waited, and he chose not to

  2. He’s problem is once smith gose it’s all on his back. And I think it will b a up hit battle from there. The storms Decade of greatness come down to them 4 major players , played jr footy together and then all went there around the same time . Smith ,Cooper, Billy and inglis. The storm will here b that dangerous again. Monster should I come home and went to either the Cowboys , titans or Brisbane , if he went 2 the cowboys had Munster and Morgan in their halfs would be nearly as dangerous as the Melbourne backline all them years ago, with barbar at the back. Must b about time Melbourne stuck there hand up and start breeding some of there own talent. The club’s been feeding off Qld players 4 2 long now. They say they r the capital for sports men & women in our country and I can’t even breed there own NRL players. Qld and NSW R all rounds. Melbourne people can only play AFL an cricket. We do it all bring it.

    • You’re comments are a pain to read mate. You’d better be careful, or our local English teacher RegReagan will come knocking…

    • In the Grand Final he kicked a bloke in the head that in Manu’s mind, was a “goal” to win the premiership…..Munster knows how to kick goals. Thought he would earn more than Crichton being a goal kicker…. Ah Reg❓❔❓❔❓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓💪😎💰

  3. The storm players r up themself and that’s just how the players r trained to be, some would say its confidents other would say they think there better then everyone else. Especially being so dominant in the pass . Munster head space was he’d just rock up that day thinking they’d already won it, specialy that Cooper was hurt. Think he just did handle what the score board said real well.
    I’v met Melbourne players at Reddy and other than Smith they are all pretty up themself.
    It will b interesting now he handles himself when smith leaves and everybodys looking at him.

  4. Short fuse, cracks under pressure and no kicking game (unless a defenceless player on the ground) not worth the money.

  5. I’m amazed that he didn’t go to the Roosters. Surely they’d fit in another $900,000 a season player? Even a million per season wouldn’t be a worry. Always plenty of cap space at The Roosters!
    Looks like a good buy, when Klemmer would be on 1.2 million per year at the Knights! Bargain!!

  6. Where are all those silly people now Reg Reagan❓❔❓❔❓❔❓❔. You know, the ones that claim a 30 NRL game rookie Crichton left soufths to join the Sydney Roosters on a 900k per season contract. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😁. This is a “MEGA” deal for a SPINE player, not a second rower.🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😁. Get the picture. Like I said before Everyone wanted Munster yet he could muster up around 900K. Two teams wanted Crichton and the Roosters got him for less than 600k. There is your evidence all you silly ones.😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💪😎👊🎯🐇👎

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