Andrew Johns lauds ‘selfless’ Nathan Cleary after Panthers star snubbed profitable gives to commit his future to Penrith – as Brad Fittler claims halfback is worth $2MILLION a year
- Nathan Cleary has been lauded for his ‘selfless’ act in committing to Penrith
- The 24-year-old penned a brand new contract extension, taking him $1.1m a season
- Cleary is considered one of NRL’s high gamers and will have fetched the next wage
- Brad Frittler believes he is worth $2m-per-year and Andrew Johns praised him
Andrew Johns has heaped reward on Nathan Cleary after the Penrith star snubbed hefty gives to decide to the Panthers, with Brad Fittler suggesting the 24-year-old is worth $2million a year. `
While the futures of Cameron Munster and Kalyn Ponga have been extremely mentioned in latest weeks, there was little or no uncertainty surrounding Cleary regardless of his deal expiring subsequent season.
The 24-year-old is one of many competitors’s high gamers however opted to not pursue profitable gives elsewhere and dedicated his future to Penrith this week, placing pen to paper on a deal worth $1.1m a season.
Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler have hailed ‘selfless’ Nathan Cleary after he prolonged his deal
Cleary is among the many highest earners within the NRL and usually the sport’s best-paid gamers entice further scrutiny, however there was little or no disagreement with the wage afforded to the halfback.
Now, Johns and Fittler have insisted that Cleary is greater than worth the $1.1m-per-year being shelled out by Penrith, with Johns lauding the ‘selfless’ 24-year-old, whereas Fittler claims the Panthers star might fetch nearly double his new wage.
‘He might have gotten a lot extra elsewhere,’ Johns stated on Freddy and the Eighth.
The 24-year-old put pen to paper on a deal worth $1.1m-per-year operating till 2027
‘It’s selfless. Pretty a lot all by the membership, I believe all of the gamers will take much less to remain collectively and have that particular bond and win premierships and maintain that membership robust.’
‘He must be incomes $2 million a year, unquestionably,’ Fittler added. ‘That’s what we have got to get our greatest gamers to.
‘I believe he’ll go down as one of many greats.’
Cleary is more likely to be a Panther for all times and delighted in his new contract extension earlier this week.
Johns (L) labelled Cleary ‘selfless’ whereas Fitter (R) stated that he is worth round $2m a season
‘It’s fairly unbelievable, it is exhausting to place into phrases, it solely hit me final night time I used to be doing to do that,’ Nathan stated.
‘It wasn’t actually that onerous of a choice for me … I’m completely blessed to be at this membership. I could not image myself wherever else.
‘I got here right here as a 14-year-old child after following dad round. It’s residence for me now. It means every thing to me. To keep for longer now and be a part of this neighborhood is actually particular.
‘At the tip of the day I’m getting paid to do one thing I like. All I ever wished to do was play NRL and Penrith made that potential for me.’