World class NRL youngster set to turn down “monster” $4.2 million deal after shining at Leeds Rhinos’ and St Helens’ stadia in World Cup

Jeremiah Nanai showed his class during the Rugby League World Cup.

The teenage sensation starred for Australia in the tournament catching the eye in two of Super League’s best and biggest grounds in the shape of Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium as the Kangaroos defeated Fiji in his debut before claiming the Man of the Match at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium against Italy.

This has only furthered interest in the teenage superstar who shone for the North Queensland Cowboys.

In the last 12 months of his current deal, rival clubs can now approach him and last week there were rumours that he had been offered a “monster” $4.2 million deal by a Sydney club.

However, he is now expected to stay at the Cowboys according to a former Australian international.

“There is a Sydney club reportedly offering boom Cowboys player Jeremiah Nanai $4.2 million over a five year deal,” Mark Geyer said on Triple M.

“If you look at the Sydney clubs that have money you would think it is maybe the Eels or the Sharks or the Sea Eagles or Dragons.

“But if they could get him away form the Cowboys my goodness. He’s 19 years of age. He is a try-scoring freak. He got rookie of the year last season.

“It would be a coup, but I don’t think he will leave the Cowboys. I think this is posturing from his management to try and get him some more money.”

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