His value may just have increased by $50,000 a year.
With Manly already under salary cap pressure, Williams’ asking price jumped significantly at 11.45am yesterday when he was named in Australia’s 24-man touring squad.
Williams is officially off-contract – and could now command a deal worth about $250,000 a year.
There were suggestions last night that the Cronulla Sharks were poised to make Williams an offer.
Once an inconsistent first grader, Williams has become a dynamo and helped inspire Manly to Sunday’s grand-final win over the Warriors.
The Sea Eagles will shortly announce that veteran Joe Galuvao has signed a new two year contract with the club.