Canterbury Bulldogs have reportedly laughed off reports that Luke Thompson could be exiting the club once the 2021 NRL season is done and dusted.
Reports emerged last week that the Bulldogs would attempt to offload some of their highest earners in a bid to fix up their salary cap issues, and that Thompson’s reported $900,000 per year wage could have been one of the first to go.
Canterbury, however, have no interest in funding Thompson to play for another club, with speculation linking him with a move to North Queensland Cowboys and Wests Tigers relying on such goodwill by the Bulldogs, whilst the Cowboys and Tigers were not keen on funding Thompson’s entire salary.
According to Channel 9s Danny Weidler, Thompson told Phil Gould he won’t be looking for a longer deal at another club, and Canterbury have no interest in offloading him.
LATEST: Bulldog Luke Thompson talked with GM Phil Gould today and told him he’s not looking for longer term deal at rival club. Dogs not looking to offload him. They forwarded interest from rival in him to agent. Never considered funding his move elsewhere . @9NewsSyd @NRLonNine
— Danny Weidler (@Danny_Weidler) August 22, 2021