NRL clubs are starting to queue up for the potential signature of free agent Tevita Pangai Junior, after he starred for the Broncos in their second round match against the Cowboys.
After signing with the Broncos on a one-year deal at the end of 2018, Pangai Jnr has successfully given himself the best chance of a marquee contract for years 2020 and beyond.
According to Fox Sports, it’s likely that the Sydney Roosters pose as the biggest threat for Broncos fans, with the expectation that the Roosters want to lure Pangai Jnr back to his home state.
Making a big play for the young star’s contract will be the key for both clubs this off-season, but they will have to pay close to $1 million per season to secure him – and he will only boost his value as the 2019 season progresses.
The reigning premiers will be without their halfback Cooper Cronk after this season, pending his retirement from the league – freeing up space for another marquee signing.
The Broncos will be just as eager to keep him in Brisbane, and will begin talks and negotiations with the second row star in the coming weeks – trying their best to avoid the speculation that comes with marquee signings.