blazza18 wrote:Article up of fox sports mentioning both parties are interested in keeping Curtis Scott here for another few years. Contract likely to be done before the 2018 season.
Here it is great article. From being very close to walking out to not to loving the club and can’t wait to re-sign. Sorry about the shitty formatting
Storm youngster Curtis Scott nearly quit, now an NRL champion and eyeing long-term deal
CURTIS Scott was on the verge of quitting.
He was prepared to leave Melbourne and return to Sydney.But if Scott had left, he would’ve never been part of last week’s premiership victory.
Had he packed his bags, he would’ve never been part of the Big Three’s famous last game.
He wouldn’t know the joy that comes with claiming a premiership and it would’ve been a retreat the 19-year-old would’ve had to carry with him for life.
So just how close did he come to leaving the Storm? “He came very close,” his manager Sam Ayoub said. “I went down at the end of April and he opened up to me. He wasn’t playing first grade then and it came a bit early for him.
“I said ‘your expectations of playing NRL are greater than they should be because you played NRL so early last year. You just need to bid your time and wait until the rep season’.
“He said he felt he needed to go to Sydney to get more opportunity. I said ‘I’d be hanging in there’.
“We agreed to leave it for six to eight weeks. He was playing well in reserve grade but just want getting a look in. He hung in there and he was in the team and going well and said he was glad he hung in there.”
You don’t have to subscribe to the theory of fate to believe in the football gods. They exist.
This season is proof of that and just like they do so often, they blessed Scott with his opportunity in round 15
Sadly it came at the expense of an injury to Cheyse Blair. But when the door opens for Scott, he never looked back.
“I was struggling a bit with injury and team selection,” Scott said. “I bit my tongue and did my time and worked really hard to where I am now.
“I’m really grateful for the opportunity the Storm have given me. I love this club.”Now, as all great rugby league stories do, Scott’s journey has come full circle.
My next dream will have to be walking on the moon or something because nothing could beat this feeling,” Scott said of winning the gran final. This season, Scott’s career has reached new heights inside Josh Addo-Carr.
Their partnership has flourished on and off the field as the two Cronulla boys reignited a combination 24 months in the making.
“When I first found out Josh was looking at coming to Melbourne, I got really excited about it,” Scott said.
“We room together. We’re in each other’s pockets every day at training and off the field.
“We’ve been close mates since Cronulla and now we’ve played out a childhood dream.
“We both scored a couple of tries. There won’t be many moments in our lives that will beat this (feeling).”
From ready to pack his bags and head home, he never wants to leave.
The Storm and Ayoub have already started discussing extending his contract. Another two seasons would do nicely.
Already contracted until the end of 2018, all parties involved would like to see him locked up until 2020 before the start of next season.
“I don’t think I’ll be leaving anytime soon,” Scott said.
“I bloody love this club.
“Getting this ring on my finger and playing with these boys. I’m over the moon.”
Making 13 appearances in the top grade, Scott scored six tries this year, including one in the grand final win over North Queensland.