Melbourne Storm five eighth Greg Inglis has signed a deal with the club rumoured to be worth around $2 million over the next four years.
It's understood the 21-year-old had received overseas offers of around $1 million a season, with French rugby union upping the ante in recent weeks. But Inglis accepted the lesser deal to remain in the NRL, the decision ultimately coming down to family loyalty with the Storm agreeing to help to move Inglis's parents from Bowraville in New South Wales to be with their son in Melbourne after Inglis's father, Wade Blair, was taken to hospital in Sydney after suffering a heart attack.
Named Five-eighth of the Year and Representative Player of the Year at the Dally M awards on Tuesday night, Inglis' deal is a two-year extension and he is now contracted to the Storm until the end of the 2012 season.
MEDIA RELEASE - Melbourne Storm by Chris Couch
Inglis re-signs with Storm until 2012 Melbourne Storm star Greg Inglis has today committed his future to the club that discovered him by signing a four-year contract that will see him remain in Melbourne until the end of the 2012 season.
While Inglis was already contracted to the Storm until the end of the 2010 season, this four-year deal will take over from his current contract.
Inglis, who won the representative and five-eighth player-of-the-year awards at last night Like