Six clubs in for North Queensland Cowboys star Jeremiah Nanai despite new deal

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Six clubs are chasing North Queensland star Jeremiah Nanai.

NewsCorp has reported that Nanai have already fielded offers in excess of $600,000 a season over three years from three clubs – Newcastle Knights, Wests Tigers and the Dolphins.

But, The Daily Telegraph’s Brent Read explained Nanai will sign a one-year deal, prolonging his decision and allowing him to develop further.

“He has told the Cowboys he will wait until at least four games into the year… the word is he doesn’t want to go so he might sign a one-year deal to stay at the Cowboys but he has clubs everywhere fawning over him,” Read said on NRL 360.

Nanai’s manager Sam Ayoub confirmed to the Courier Mail that clubs have made contact following his statement game against the Broncos.

“It was a brilliant performance from Jeremiah and there’s no shortage of interest in him,” Ayoub said.

“I don’t want to speculate on figures but certainly his value has increased since the start of the season and a number of clubs have been in touch making it clear they would like to talk to Jeremiah.

“The Cowboys tabled an offer last year to extend Jeremiah but at that stage I didn’t want him to worry about contracts – the focus was purely on football.

“I indicated to the Cowboys that we wanted to wait until around rounds four to six to begin talks and now that the Broncos derby is out of the way, we will progress things in the coming weeks.”

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