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Brisbane Broncos high flying speedster Chris Walker is rumored to have rejected an offer from the club and is set to look at going to a Sydney based club. Walker knocked back the offer wanting more money, but as the Broncos look set to make an attempt to keep up to eleven players who are coming off contract the extra money just isn?t there.
Walker has also said he would like to go to one of the stronger Sydney based clubs. This could also be the reason behind the rumor about the Broncos approaching Roosters centre Ryan Cross, and could add believability to the rumor. The Roosters are also one of the clubs tipped to make a bid for Walkers services, along with fellow Sydney clubs the Bulldogs, Panthers, Sea Eagles and the Canberra based Raiders.
The Broncos were always going to struggle to keep all players at the club, but Walker along with the likes of Tuqiri, McGuire, Tate, Parker and Civoniceva would have been a key signing. The Broncos and coach Wayne Bennett must be spitting tacks about losing another youngster with so much talent to the all mighty dollar. The big question is, how will this effect Walkers place in the club for the remainder of the year. Considering Walker was given several chances at the beginning of the year after very poor form and several off field incidents, Bennett could be excused for feeling let down by the youngster.
Only in a few weeks time, after the ?anti tampering? deadline will we know the out come of Walkers decision. The safe money would be on Walker leaving the club and spending the rest of the year playing for Toowoomba.