NRL: Benji Marshall will leave Dragons for the right price

Benji Marshall. Photo / Getty
Benji Marshall. Photo / Getty

Benji Marshall will leave St George Illawarra if another NRL club is prepared to pay his $350,000 plus asking price.

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Marshall has received interest from three NRL clubs, understood to be the Wests Tigers, Parramatta and Penrith.

However, the veteran playmaker is yet to receive a formal offer due to the uncertainty around the futures of players like Corey Norman and Tigers young guns Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks.

This leaves Marshall facing a contract jigsaw puzzle in the coming months to determine his future.

The former New Zealand international believes he has another two to three years left in the game and he wants to finish his career in the NRL.

While Marshall's original $300,000 offer was reportedly taken off the table by the Dragons, he still remains in dialogue with the club about his future beyond this season.

Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward said Marshall was yet to indicate any desire to move on and was concentrating on his comeback from a hamstring injury against the Warriors in New Zealand on Sunday.

"No, he (Benji) has never had conversations with us about that (leaving)," Millward said.
"But anyone who is off-contract is entitled to test the market and see what his best value his.

"Our focus is just getting him back on the field so he plays to the best of his ability and then I'm sure we'll have a chat."

- news.com.au

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