Myler mulls over Reds offer
England sensation Richie Myler has been offered a deal that would make him the best paid player in Salford's history.
Last Updated: 18/06/09 7:57pm
England scrum-half sensation Richie Myler has been offered a deal that would make him the best paid player in Salford's history.
The 19-year-old has become the hottest property in Super League after his record-breaking performance in England's 66-12 win over France in Paris last Saturday.
The former Widnes half-back has a year left on his current contract with the Reds but they are keen to head off big-money offers from rival clubs, with Warrington thought to be the front runners.
"Richard is an incredibly gifted player," Salford coach Shaun McRae said. "I've probably run out of accolades to characterise and describe him.
"He's just an exceptional player for a young man of his age. To have done what he has done in this game already is just an amazing feat really.
"With that, though, there's a price and that price is the constant speculation and scrutinising that comes with it.
"There are obviously people out there who have had an eye on him for some time and maybe it's movement time for them now.
"We are obviously trying to keep him and he's been made a very, very good offer - one that I understand would make him the highest paid player in the history of Salford City Reds."
Myler has scored 12 tries so far in his first Super League season for the Reds and last Saturday grabbed a hat-trick and kicked eight goals to set a new record in England matches against France.
The Reds have subsequently said they want to build a team around the youngster and are now awaiting his decision.
"It's up to Richard now," added McRae. "There's nothing more we can do. I think everybody needs to understand that he is contracted until the end of 2010.
"Richard Myler is very much our property for another 18 months but it's up to the player now.
"If he accepts that offer, then that's great. It's great for Richard, it's great for the club and it's great for me personally because I want to build a team around a person like Richard Myler and the other young players we have at the club.
"But, if he doesn't, then we react accordingly and that's the business we are in."