Storm coach Craig Bellamy has opened up on the negotations with Cameron Munster and declared the superstar won’t leave the club early if he signs with a rival from 2024.
The Maroons half has been linked to a lucrative deal with the Dolphins once his contract with the Storm ceases at the end of 2023.
It then emerged over the weekend that Munster and his team were eying the Broncos as another possible destination after the Storm tabled an offer which was a massive pay cut on his current deal.
The Storm are eager Munster to re-sign, however Bellamy isn’t pleased with the ongoing speculation regarding the 27-year-old’s future.
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“He’s a really important part of our team and a very popular part of our team, so he’s very valuable to us,” Bellamy told The Age.
“We’d love him to stay, but he has to make his own decision. We will reinforce this, and I will get support for this from higher up in the club, but it doesn’t matter where he goes he won’t be leaving at the end of this year.
“He’s got a contract for next year and the club will hold him to that.”
“There used to be a rule that you are not supposed to talk to people who have more than 12 months to go on their contract. But I’m not sure if it is there any more, although I think it is,” Bellamy
“Cameron is here for this year and next year, but it is what is. We want to keep him and we will do what we can to keep him.”
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