Dally M winger Nofoaluma secures NRL future

Dally M winger of the year David Nofoaluma has recommitted to the Wests Tigers signing a four-year extension which will keep him at Concord until the end of 2025.

Nofoaluma had a dominant 2020 season for the Tigers, scoring 17 tries in 20 NRL matches and collecting the club's best and fairest Kelly-Barnes Award award.

Souths were looking to lure the star away from the Tigers after the club and Nofoaluma's agent Sam Ayoub butted heads over the length of the deal. The club wanted to sign the 27-year-old to a three-year deal until the end of 2024 but Ayoub pushed for a four-year deal.

The off-contract winger was repeatedly linked with a move to the Eels to replace Blake Ferguson at the end of the year but he'll remain at Wests after he enjoyed his best season in the NRL under coach Michael Maguire last year.

"This really is the only club for me, and I'm really pleased to be staying on at Wests Tigers," Nofoaluma said in a statement released by the club.

"I've only ever wanted to play for Wests Tigers, and I can't thank the club, the members and the fans enough for their support for me over the years.

"Pulling on the Wests Tigers jersey has always been a huge honour for me and I'm really excited that it's something I get to do for many years to come.  

"I'm determined to ensure our Members and fans are rewarded with the success they deserve, and I can't wait to help play my part in making that happen."

Wests Tigers Chair Lee Hagipantelis, who shares a close relationship with the winger, said Nofoaluma deserves the extension.

"On behalf of the Board of Wests Tigers and all at the club, I'd like to congratulate David on signing a new playing contract with the club," Hagipantelis said.  

"David has shown over a number of years that his heart lies with Wests Tigers and his commitment to the club in the face of external interest is a wonderful sign of his passion and dedication to the future of Wests Tigers. " 

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