Cherry-Evans is on his way out of the Sea Eagles…
Manly have withdrawn its $1 million a season offer to star playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans just two days out from the club’s season-opening match.
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The future of Cherry-Evans has been one of the biggest taking points of the NRL off-season and Sea Eagles chief executive Joe Kelly made the decision after the 26-year-old failed to make a decision by the Monday deadline.
Cherry-Evans played out negotiations to the public, visiting both the Gold Coast Titans and Cronulla Sharks headquarters to meet with club officials.
“We have been negotiating (with Cherry-Evans’ management) for more than three months,” Kelly is quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.
“The club set a deadline of midday Monday for an answer to our offer. There was no response so the offer has been withdrawn.”
“We want to focus on Friday night, not on contract negotiations. There may be an opportunity for further discussions but at this point the offer has been withdrawn.”
Cherry-Evans will play out the season with the Sea Eagles, but will likely move on in 2016.
He is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.