Mitchell Moses is reportedly set to reject the Wests Tigers four-year $5.2 million deal and play on with the Parramatta Eels.
Moses has been one of the hottest available properties since he want on the market as a free agent and is set to finally give the Eels the news they’ve been looking for.
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The 28-year-old guided the Eels to a grand final last year and has been seen as the club’s best halfback since Peter Sterling guided the club to all four of its premierships.
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Michael Chammas revealed that Moses was “set to end months of speculation over his future and sign a new deal with Parramatta” and that “sources” claimed Moses had “made up his mind and wants to stay at the Eels”.
However, the story continues that the Eels declined to comment on the Herald’s story, “claiming that an agreement had not been reached”.
It was believed the Tigers were offering $1.3m while the Eels moved up to $1.25m.
The deal would put Moses alongside Kalyn Ponga, David Fifita, Ben Hunt and Daly Cherry-Evans as the NRL’s highest paid players.
Speaking on Triple M’s The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude & Wendell on Tuesday, Sailor said Moses had made the right call.
“At this stage of his career, he’s 28, 29, he doesn’t need to go back to the Tigers,” Sailor said.
“(The Eels) are more of a chance (to win a premiership) but I don’t think they will.”
Gus Worland said: “It’s great for the Eels, shattering for the Tigers fans who are trying to build something with Sheens, Farah and Benji.”
Moses has had a huge week, revealing his engagement to long-term partner Bri Gardoni, after he missed the birth of their daughter in September as he was playing in the Eels’ preliminary final win over the Cowboys.
It had been a three-way battle for the Lebanon half and one-Origin wonder but after the Bulldogs pulled out of the running, it left just Moses’ old club and his current club.
Tigers half and Moses’ great friend Luke Brooks had been attempting to lure him back to the club, he revealed in late January.
“I’ve spoken to him a couple times and told him what the vibe was like and how much it has changed – I’ve been selling the place to him,” Brooks said.
“I’m not too sure what his thoughts are, but I think he’d be a great addition to our side and I’d love to play with him again.
“I think when we came in (to the NRL) we were very young.
“We sort of spoke before about how we would like to have a chance to play together again.
“Whether that’s now or not, I don’t know, but hopefully he makes a decision soon, the one that’s best for him.”
Moses also said a fortnight ago he’d like to have his future secured before the start of round one.
Looks like he beat his self-imposed deadline.