The Wests Tigers are reportedly set to pay Luke Brooks more than $1 million for the final season of his deal next year.

The hefty price tag means even if the Tigers find a suitable trade option, rival clubs will be highly unlikely to pay anywhere near that salary.

Brooks signed his lucrative four-year deal at the end of 2018, just after he’d been named the Dally M Halfback of the Year.

The deal has increased each season and the Tigers have allocated Brooks just under $1.1m in the salary cap next year, according to the SMH.

Luke Brooks of the Tigers. Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Brooks twice asked to leave the club over the summer but was denied and Tigers officials have rubbished recent talks of a swap deal for Bulldogs discard Kyle Flanagan.

The club also denied it’s considering making a play for Flanagan’s father, Shane, to replace Michael Maguire as coach.

The Tigers are anchored to the bottom of the NRL ladder as the only winless side after four rounds.

Pressure is mounting on Maguire to keep his job and over the next fortnight they face top-four sides Cronulla and Parramatta.



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