Penrith’s Kurt Capewell is weighing up a move to the North Queensland Cowboys.
The Queensland star is said to have toured the Cowboys’ facilities while in Origin camp in Townsville, and has been offered a two-year deal from the club.
While most players are seeking long-term clarity on their future, The Daily Telegraph’s David Riccio thinks the 27-year-old is posturing for just a one-year deal to help set himself up for a bigger pay-day in a year’s time.
“Kurt Capewell did take a tour of the Cowboys facility while in camp with the Maroons in Townsville,” Riccio said on SEN 1170 Breakfast.
“The catch with Capewell is that he is mindful of signing just a 12-month contract to throw himself on the market when the new Brisbane franchise comes in through expansion (in 2023).
“That’s the dialogue happening at Penrith at the moment but the Cowboys have tabled a two-year offer.
“He is an Ipswich boy and if they receive that winning bid he would be right in the box seat to go there.”
Brisbane were said to also be keen on Capewell’s services, but they are now reportedly out of the running having offered him $80,000 less than his current Penrith deal.