Daniel Murray has agreed a new two-year deal with Salford Red Devils, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.
The 22-year-old has made two Super League appearances for Ian Watson’s side this season and featured in their big win over Wakefield Trinity last week.
Murray has also spent time on loan at Championship side Halifax this season.
A couple of Super League and Championship clubs were believed to be interested in the front-rower, but he has decided to extend his stay at the AJ Bell Stadium.
On his new deal, Murray said: “I wanted to stay because I see my career progressing the way I want it to progress.
“Salford have been a credit to that. The way I have developed over two years has been perfect.
“Going forward I want to achieve a regular starting position and establish myself as a forward here. Over last two weeks this has been the Salford we want. It is about kicking on now and getting what we want to achieve in 2018.
“Thanks to the fans who come week in week out supporting the team, win, draw or lose. They are a credit to themselves and they are the reason I have decided to stay and develop here.”
And Red Devils coach, Ian Watson, is glad to see the promising forward remain at the club.
He added: “We are really happy we have got Daniel Murray over the line.
“He was becoming a hot property within the game, where clubs were showing a lot of interest in acquiring his services.
“He’s a great lad and with how he’s developed over the last couple of years I think it shows the progress of Daniel and Salford.
“We picked him up two years ago having been released from Warrington and his work ethic and attitude have been first class.
“He is willing to listen and learn and his performances over the last couple of seasons have shown everybody the potential he has, and I’m sure he will be a Super League player for a long, long time and this new contract is a reward for his work ethic.”