Parramatta Eels have tabled the Mitchell Moses a three-year extension but the talented halfback has not put to pen to paper as another club is poised to swoop.
The end of the 2018 season it was reported that the Eels informed Moses that he is free to negotiate to rival club for the 2019 season. Moses stood firm and was determined to play out his final year of his contract at the Parramatta Eels.
After a horror 2018 season that ended with the club receiving the wooden spoon, it’s extraordinary turn of events that the Eels now want Moses to be their halfback for the next threes seasons.
Moses returned to training after being told to look elsewhere from the club, with a renewed attitude and has recaptured the form that lifted him into contention for a State of Origin debut before last season.
The departure of Corey Norman to the Dragons has made Moses the major play-maker for the Eels in 2019 and he has taken it with both hands.
But the treatment and lack of faith from the Eels at the end of the 2018 season is believed to have left a bad taste in the Moses camp and it is understood a rival club is set to swoop and table an offer to compete with the Eels current tabled offer.
The Club is thought to be the Brisbane Broncos, who were keen on Moses and was on their radar at the end of the 2018 season, but Wayne Bennett was not sold on the former Tigers five-eighth.
With Wayne Bennett now gone and Anthony Siesbold now in charge, interest from the Broncos has re-surfaced from the Club. Kodi Nikorima lack of play-making ability after 5 rounds may have forced Brisbane’s hand and table the offer to Moses.
The Eels are desperate to sign at least of their star play-makers for 2020 with the standoff between Clinton Gutherson remains, with Gutherson believing he is worth more than the Eels have tabled the 24-year old.
The Eels, who before Christmas offered the fullback a three-year deal worth $1.5 million, last week revised that offer and tabled an upgraded three-year $1.9 million contract, which was also rejected from Gutherson’s manager Sam Ayoub.
The Parramatta Eels currently sit 9th on the 2019 NRL table, with three wins and two losses, with Moses taking on his old club the West Tigers on Easter Monday and will be looking to take the West Tigers spot in the eight.
Moses is expected to make a decision on his playing future within the coming weeks.