Even Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold admits it will likely be powerful to knock again the $1 million-a-season Gold Coast Titans deal supplied to David Fifita.
But the Broncos mentor says he has not given up on re-signing the 20-year-old NRL star.
Titans head of efficiency and tradition Mal Meninga is believed to have made a daring play for the off contract back-rower, providing Fifita an preliminary $5 million, five-year deal from 2021.
Meninga – who can be the Kangaroos coach – might even contemplate bumping it as much as eight years at seven figures a season to get his man.
Seibold stated the Broncos couldn’t compete with the Titans, admitting anybody could be tempted by the supply.
“He will not be capable of get that form of cash on the Broncos however we’re determined to maintain David,” he stated.
“Would a younger bloke be concerned about that form of cash for that size of deal? Of course they might.
“If that has been supplied to him and he’s considering about that, then I can definitely see why.
“When Mal the Kangaroos coach knocks in your door it’s going to make him suppose and his household suppose.”
Brisbane can reportedly supply Fifita as much as $700,000 a season as a result of wage cap restraints.
Seibold stated Fifita had lots to ponder as he recovered from knee surgical procedure that has saved the Queensland ahead sidelined because the NRL season resumed from the coronavirus shutdown final month.
However he was quietly assured Fifita would stay on the Broncos the place he launched his NRL profession in 2018, taking part in 37 video games to this point.
Lockyer’s concern over Fifita provides
“Why have not we signed him but? It is as a result of we do have some wage cap points for subsequent 12 months and you’ll’t go over the cap,” he stated.
“It isn’t as a result of he has agreed wherever else or would not need to keep right here.
“From my understanding he loves the membership however you’ll be able to perceive him being half concerned about that form of cash at such a younger age.
“We will preserve combating onerous to maintain him. I consider we’ll.”