Gold Coast-bound star Daly Cherry-Evans says he will play out the rest of his contract with the Manly Sea Eagles before making the switch to the Titans.
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Despite reports circling that Sea Eagles management wanted to offload the playmaker after the 26-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Titans beginning in 2016.
However in an interview with Peter Sterling on Fox Sports, the Queensland representative said he wanted to finish the season at Manly.
“I play this game for obviously my family, I play it for myself and more importantly I play it for my teammates and my coach and unless any of those groups of individuals want me gone, I won’t be going anywhere,” he is quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’ll be making sure I honour my contract this season. As far as I’m concerned, and as far as I’ve been told, I have plenty of support from the coach and the playing roster, so I’ll be doing whatever I can to see out this year and make it a successful one.”
Cherry-Evans made the surprise decision to put pen-to-paper with the embattled Queensland club on Saturday.
The deal is believed to be worth around $1 million a season.