Sam Walker is one of the most exciting young players over in Australia, but he was born in England.
Walker, born in Leeds as his father Ben Walker starred for Leeds Rhinos, is expected to be one of the best halfbacks in the games as he grows and develops.
Which is why Sydney Roosters have reportedly tied him down on a two-year deal as he enters the last 12 months of his current deal.
However, a huge claim has been made about his future.
The Daily Telegraph’s Michael Carayannis has claimed that he is a player the Roosters will want to tie him down for the next decade he believes his potential is that great.
“Reports in the paper today that Sam Walker is close to inking a two-year extension, that’ll take him to the end of 2025, that’s a big signing for the Roosters,” Carayannis said on SEN.
“He looks like a ten-year player; he didn’t produce the consistency this year that we thought he may be able to do but looked much more comfortable.”
So, it seems a Super League move and a return to Leeds with the Rhinos seems a long way off as Sydney look to secure him long term.
It’s important that the Roosters do, as health concerns are raised over fellow halfback Luke Keary.
The Ireland international is reportedly one concussion away from retirement.
So, questions are being raised by Carayannis and others over who will partner Walker.
“There’s an interesting discussion point at the Roosters, what do they do for their long-term halves partner, Luke Keary obviously has until 2024,” he said.
“Joey Manu wants to get closer to the footy, Joseph Sua’ali’i who wants to get more involved, and they still have James Tedesco.
“I thought when they were at their best it was when Luke Keary performed really strongly at the back-end of the year and he freed up Joey Manu to have that roaming role.”