The Parramatta Eels are determined to find their franchise hooker and they believe they have found him, offering Cronulla Young Gun Blayke Brailey a million dollar deal.
Sharks fans should prepare themselves to lose the youngest Brailey brother, Blayke.
The NSW under-20s hooker and member of Brad Fittler’s emerging Blues squad this year, Brailey has received a $1 million offer from Parramatta, which he is understood on the verge of signing, as the Sharks have no chance of matching the bid from the Eels.
The Melbourne Storm have also shown interest in him also as a possible replace for Cameron Smith, but is another unable to match the Eels warchest.
Both Blayke and his family know that his chances of becoming the first-choice hooker at the Sharks are slim given the quality of which brother Jayden has shown in just two seasons.
It’s also been suggested that Blayke’s parents want the extremely tight brothers to play for different clubs instead of causing any angst between each other as they battle for the Cronulla number 9 jumper.