Starlet commits to Broncos
Broncos starlet Thomas Flegler has penned a new contract extension and says he hopes to see out his career with Brisbane.
The 21-year-old has been attracting interest from elsewhere, with Sydney duo the Bulldogs and Dragons both keen to try and lure him away from the Broncos.
Reports have claimed that offers of $800,000 a season were on the table for Flegler but the player turned them down in favour of signing a two-year contract with Brisbane.
He will now stay in Queensland until the end of the 2023 NRL season, but by the way he is talking, he will be staying at Red Hill for much longer.
Money was never a motivator for the Flegler, who is more excited about playing under new coach, Broncos legend Kevin Walters.
"I could have made a lot more money elsewhere, however I trust my agent and I want to be a one-club player at the Broncos," Flegler said. "I want to just want to improve as a player. I am looking forward to being coached by ‘Kevvie’."
Meanwhile, Walters is also delighted with the news and says the youngster is a star of the future.
"It’s excellent news for us," he added. "Tom is a wonderful young player and he has been a part of our Queensland Emerging Origin program.
"Tom is on the way back from a shoulder operation but he has an enormous future. I am looking forward to working more closely with him.
"Like everyone else this year, Tom was below his best, but I have no doubt he is a future Origin player."
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