Benji Marshall is open to Super League offers.
That’s the message from the New Zealand superstar’s agent as Marshall plots the next, and perhaps the final move of his illustrious career.
The 35-year-old’s contract with his beloved Wests is in its final months and Marshall is in the process of considering his future.
Among his possibilities is a Super League switch, with Marshall’s agent Matt Desira admitting he is open to the idea of ending his career in the United Kingdom.
Desira confirmed there are currently no firm offers on the table, but some initial conversations have been had.
However, he expects things could advance in the near future and once they do, Marshall will strongly consider the move.
“We’ve spoken about it as a team and it’s something we’re considering,” Desira said.
“There’s nothing in concrete yet, but if something comes up, we would certainly talk about it. We’re interested in looking at it.”
The prospect of Marshall taking to a Super League field will no doubt excite supporters. Despite being in the twilight years of his career, Marshall has still been performing to a high standard and last year became the Kiwis’ most-capped captain in history.
His performances for Wests at the start of the year earned high praise, with many remarking on his ability to play to such a high standard, despite being the second oldest player in the NRL.
However, with his contract set to expire and Wests facing salary cap pressures, a move away is a possibility.
As a player, Marshall has done it all. An NRL champion back in 2005, he won the World Cup in 2008 and was named the Golden Boot winner in 2010.