Yes the kid can play. However what is his real worth ? Manly mustn't be forced into desperation and pay something like $700k for him. Let's put it into perspective. If he starts to really brain them and GC surge into the finals his stocks will rise. He'll be looking at DCE on $1.2 mil and saying hmmm, I'm at least worth $800k at this point of my career, and the GC would be hard up keeping them both. Additionally, he more than likely be overshadowed by DCE in terms of star quality/media etc. At the end of the day I sincerely hope the relative calm around Elgey ATM will eventuate in Manly announcing his signing, however let's not get carried away with his worth yet . The club has a great record of signing astutely. I would say ATM $375k p.a is fair recompense for his services. This is based on current form, age, potential.