The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Brisbane Broncos negotiations with the Canterbury Bulldogs for the release of fullback Ben Barba is likely to cost the Queensland based club around $300,000.
On top of that the Broncos will look to double Barba’s current salary when he joins the club, meaning that Barba’s move north for “personal reasons” will see him earn around $750,000 per year.
Barba of course has asked for a release from the Bulldogs for personal reasons. It has nothing at all to do with the extra $3 million over four years that Barba will earn over the course of his Broncos contract.
I think we are all sympathetic towards Barba’s situation. When your family forces you to leave your current employer and earn an extra $3 million elsewhere, what can you do?
It pulls at the heart strings. I think that anybody that is close to their family would understand the pressure that comes with being forced to moved while picking up a few million bucks on the way.
I for one hope that it all works out for Ben Barba. I can’t imagine what he is going through through right now….
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Apr 22, 2021 0