‘Multiple’ clubs said to have been interested in St Helens’ Alex Walmlsey

Alex Walmsley continues to reiterate his desire to retire at St Helens, and why wouldn’t he?

Joining the Merseysiders back in 2013, Walmsley has turned into one of the greatest prop forwards in the game with over 200 appearances for Saints under his belt.

And, with the club having taken a chance on the hulking forward back when he had just started playing professional rugby league for the Batley Bulldogs, Walmsley has been keen to pay them back.

Throughout his time at Saints, the 31-year-old has fielded interest from the NRL, but he has never been looking to move and is now entering into his testimonial year at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

“What’s the point in having a few more quid in the bank if you’re not happy?” Walmsley told the Saints Podcast.

“Why risk that? I love playing for the club and back in 2015 when the first offers started I was only in my third year of professional rugby league.

“The club took a bit of a punt on me and took me and gave me the offer to change my life.

“At the start, I couldn’t go I’d only just got here, and had only just broken into the team.”

Since then, the desire to win trophies with a club like Saints has given Walmsley all the motivation he needs.

“Then when 2017 came around I woke up to more offers, we’d gone a few years without winning stuff but the whole place was changing and I wanted to win the Challenge Cup and more Super League trophies.

“I will never talk about anyone who goes over there and tests themselves, it’s an elite competition with financial gain.

“But, when you’re at a club like St Helens it’s easy to stay.”

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