Parramatta winger Semi Radradra’s manager has denied his star client wants out of the NRL club and is certain to return from Fiji for pre-season training next week.
The current Dally M Winger of the Year has yet to join his teammates for summer training, stirring speculation he is unhappy with his current contract and was in search of lucrative dollars overseas.
However player agent George Christodoulou insists last year’s top tryscorer is happy at the Eels and had been granted extended leave to attend to family matters.
“He is in Fiji for the christening of his daughter and he will be back here and back to training next week,” Christodoulou told AAP.
Radradra, 23, is contracted to the Eels until the end of the 2018 season after spurning overtures from rugby in Japan and France to pen a four-year extension midway through 2014.
The deal was reported to be worth $250,000 a season, which, given the club’s contract bungles over the past 12 months, is arguably the best value-for-dollar signing in the NRL.
Having scored 48 tries in 49 games, the fourth-year player could stand to earn a lot more on the open market, but his manager moved quickly to shut down the rumours.
“There is nothing in it. There are no dramas there at all. Everything is fine,” he said.