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.
“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.”