Report: South Sydney’s sneaky attempt to lure Fifita
Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita has reportedly knocked back a multi-year offer from the South Sydney Rabbitohs, despite a visit from club legend Sam Burgess.
According to Fox Sports, Burgess met with Fifita last December in hopes of convincing the forward to join the club on a giant five-year $5 million deal from 2021.
The news follows an earlier report from the Courier Mail stating that the Gold Coast Titans had joined the race to sign Fifita.
According to The Courier-Mail, the Titans have contacted Fifita's manager Steve Deacon in hopes of securing a meeting.
The Titans are known to have much more salary cap flexibility than the Broncos, with a four-year $3.2 million deal potentially on offer for the forward according to the report.
However, the Broncos remain confident of retaining Fifita and are expected to offer only a one or two-year deal with the prospect of upgrading the contract later on.
Fifita admitted the game is a business, unsure of what his future will hold beyond 2021.
"I'm not too sure what I'm going to do to be honest," Fifita told The Courier-Mail.
"I'm happy at the Broncos.
"(But) It's a business at the end of the day … you know how it works."