Brisbane Broncos star Adam Reynolds knew his time with South Sydney was up when they only offered him a one-year deal to stay at Redfern.
The Broncos are priced at 7/4 to make the top eight this season and will have Reynolds on board to help them after he made the switch at the end of last season.
The playmaker had spent 10 years with the Rabbitohs and it came as a surprise to many that he was moving on. But he said he had no choice after Souths only offered him a one-year deal.
Brisbane offered him a three-year contract and he said it was an easy decision to make for the sake of his large family.
“I can still remember having a chat with someone at the club, they basically tried to get me to sign a one-year deal and then find me another club for the following year,” Reynolds told the Sydney Herald. “That was the moment I knew I had to get out and look at finding some security for my family.
“I remember saying that that was me done. I had four young kids and my salary was about to be cut in half. We never got to a figure, but that was ballpark. I was fine with that, but I wanted two years.”
Reynolds will be up against his old club for the first time since his departure when they clash on Thursday night but the player insists there are no hard feelings.
“It’s another game. I’m a Broncos player,” Reynolds told reporters. “Coming up against an old team doesn’t really matter.
“I made the decision to look after my family. Everyone else in my position would have done, It’s business at the end of the day."