Edinburgh Monarchs team boss Alex Harkess today revealed that Australian star Sam Masters will agree a new deal within the next 72 hours.
It’s believed Masters has also signed for a Polish League side and he will also double-up for an Elite League outfit in the UK, but crucially Monarchs will have first call on his services.
Harkess also rubbished claims that the unnamed Elite League team were set to buy Masters’ contract outright from his Premier League parent club Somerset Rebels.
Harkess said: “Sam is in talks with an Elite League team but they have no intention of buying his contract whatsoever.
“We will have priority on Sam because he is a Premier League asset of Somerset’s. Sam will be available to ride for his Elite team providing he is not riding elsewhere on the same day.
“Sam is very happy to ride in the Premier League next season but also wants to double-up in the Elite League to give him as many meetings as possible. Sam has had a timescale in which he wanted to do things. He wants to tie up other matters first in advance of anything else.
“But we are not a million miles away from achieving all what Sam wants to achieve. The rest is pure invention in most cases and all will be revealed shortly.”