Hull FC have offered Benji Marshall £400,000 to become the highest paid player in Super League, according to the Australian Daily Telegraph.
The Kiwi superstar, 35, is a free agent following his release from Wests Tigers and has yet to find a new club for the 2021 season.
Marshall is expected to make a decision on his future this week, with the reports suggesting that the Black and Whites’ want to reunite the half-back with former teammate Brett Hodgson.
Hodgson, who was appointed Hull FC’s new head coach last week, played with Marshall in Wests’ 2005 NRL Premiership-winning team.
Having won the World Cup with New Zealand and made over 300 appearances in the NRL, Marshall has a wealth of experience and a high-profile brand within the sport.
He rose to prominence in the noughties and was the star attraction in rugby league circles, lighting up the pitch every game with his dazzling footwork and mesmeric skills.
Back then he would have been included on a list of players you could buy if you won the lottery, however, now at the back end of his career, Marshall, although still a costly acquisition, would become one of the biggest signings in Super League history.
NRL interest is still thought to be high in Marshall, with the likes of North Queensland and Canterbury Bulldogs weighing up offers.
However, if the reports are to be believed, Hull have tabled Marshall his most handsome offer to date giving the playmaker a chance to finish his career overseas.