Daly Cherry-Evans has put to bed speculation about his future by signing an improved three-year deal with Manly.
Cherry-Evans reportedly requested a release from his Sea Eagles contract less than two weeks ago, amid rumours he was unhappy with his $85,000-a-year salary.
But the Manly management have moved swiftly to secure the services of last season’s Dally M Rookie of the Year, persuading him to sign until the end of 2015.
The deal is worth a reputed $500,000 a year.
“Manly gave me my start in the NRL and I love it here,” said 23-year-old halfback.
“I get the opportunity to play with so many committed, talented players and it’s great to know I’ll be here for years to come.”
Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey meanwhile was delighted to see Cherry-Evans pledge his future to the Brookvale club.
“Daly was a big part of our success last year and we haven’t see the best of him yet,” said Toovey.
“He’s a superstar of the future and with the quality players he has around him, we can continue our winning formula.”