Herbie Farnworth intends to get his next contract sorted out "sooner rather than later" and insists he wants to stay at the Broncos.
The off-contract England-born outside back has been one of Brisbane's few success stories in 2020 which is why he has attracted interest from other NRL clubs and Super League.
The Broncos have tabled an extension offer to the 20-year-old who is managed by his uncle Brian Foley. Foley, previously a legendary development coach and recruiter for Wigan Warriors, has not rushed his nephew and due to his impressive form in 10 NRL games this year the former soccer prodigy is now a man in demand.
"I'd rather get it done sooner rather than later," Farnworth said when asked about his contract situation.
"I am not trying to drag anything out or rush anything either. I'm just trying to focus on the season that we are playing at the moment.
"I've got a special bond with the Broncos. I have been around the club for three years now and it is like a little family.
"I came through the under 20s with Patty [Carrigan], Fleggy [Tom Flegler] and Payno [Payne Haas] so I'd definitely love to stay at the Broncos.
"I am here until the end of the year and hopefully here for the next couple of years too."
Farnworth slides over on the left edge
Farnworth scored a try and had one disallowed in Friday night's 46-8 loss to the Storm. His finishing, high skill level, speed and grit have all impressed Broncos captain Pat Carrigan who is aware of Farnworth's background in the Manchester United junior system.
"He came from a small town in England and what you see is what you get with Herbie," Carrigan said.
"His commitment to get to where he is today is what he gives you on the field. He is always good for his tough carries and his finishing.
"If you see him training, he gets everything he deserves through hard work."
Farnworth said he was still not happy with areas of his game and determined to "get a lot better" as the Broncos search for a way to get out of a hole which has seen them win just one of their past nine games.
Carrigan said the attitude of the team against the Storm was better than it was in the previous week's 48-0 loss to Wests Tigers, but he was far from just happy with just being in the game for the first half against Melbourne.
"We showed glimpses in the first half, for 35 minutes, of what we are capable of and what we can do as a team when we play together," Carrigan said.
"Unfortunately that was a reality check of where we actually are at.
"There were a lot of positives we can take from tonight but to be quite honest we are not happy with positives. We will be happy with results."
Seibold urges Broncos members and fans to stick solid
Carrigan, who ran for 172 metres and made 34 tackles against the Storm, is just 22 and in his second season of the NRL. He has taken on a prestigious role but said he would do his utmost to get his side firing despite relentless criticism.
"We need to throw all egos aside and keep learning and keep getting better. I'm sure, like Herbie said, we can ride this storm out and come over the top of it," he said.
"The way I play my footy I wear my heart on my sleeve and compete for everything so it does get tough, but we have a great support network at the club.
"Being a one-club town we do cop a lot of criticism. I know the criticism comes from a good place for a lot of the people.
"They say things because they care and my commitment will always be that every day I rock up I will keep getting better and make sure it is good enough to be where I want to be and where the club wants to be."