Munster weighing up shock switch to Sydney rival

Cameron Munster has been linked to a surprising move to a Sydney-based NRL club, after reports initially suggested he could be on the move to the Roosters.

Considered one of the form players in the game, Munster’s signature is shaping up to be one of the most sought after in the league when he comes off contract at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Now, one of Melbourne’s great rivals, the Cronulla Sharks have joined the race for the prized signature, according to The Australian.

Munster could benefit from a huge pay packet at the Sharks if their current superstar, Valentine Holmes, does leave to join the Cowboys, as expected.

Cameron Munster could be the game’s highest-paid player in 2020. Pic: Getty

The Sharks are reportedly looking at Munster as their long-term fullback, if Holmes does seek a North Queensland homecoming.

However the Sharks won’t have an easy time attracting the superstar 24-year-old, with the Cowboys, Roosters and of course the Storm likely dig deep to make Munster their marquee man from 2020 onwards.

News Corp journalist Buzz Rothfield revealed the Roosters were making Munster’s signature a priority.

“The money they get when Cooper Cronk retires and he is on one million a year, they will just give that to Munster,” Rothfield told Fox Sports.

Cameron Munster has been given greater playmaking responsibilities in Melbourne’s attack in 2018

“The Roosters are looking long term and when it is legal to talk to him in November, they will be having a whack.”

Meanwhile, Storm coach Craig Bellamy has described Munster as a future captain of the club, despite his bad boy ways earlier in his career.

With Cameron Smith likely to be departing the club as Munster comes off contract, the Storm will no doubt be able to throw the book at the talented playmaker.