Despite claims to the contrary from his manager, Parramatta winger Semi Radradra says he’s not decided if he’ll remain with the beleaguered NRL club.
Radradra flew to his native Fiji last weekend after helping the Eels to victory over South Sydney amid speculation he is to sign a deal to play French rugby.
Parramatta released a statement on Monday saying the winger had returned home with the club’s consent for a short visit and manager George Christodoulou said his client would definitely be running out against Cronulla on July 2.
However, Radradra told News Corp Australia he’s still mulling over his future and refused to rule out a switch to Europe.
“I haven’t made a decision on anything,” Radradra said.
“I’m just here to see my family and talk through it with them.
“I’m just here to have a break.”
Radradra’s sister Vaseva Waqatuva told News Corp she was looking forward to helping her brother work out his future.
“No, he has not made a decision yet.
“He’ll be on the island later this week and is coming to talk to Dad and the rest of the family about that.”
Radradra received some support from an unlikely source in South Sydney prop Tom Burgess who has openly declared a desire to play in the NFL and recently worked out with five teams.
“People have ambition and that is just human nature, you have ambition, and you want to go on and play in a different country and have a new life experience,” Burgess said.
“I met Semi in the All Stars camp this year and I wish him all the best in whatever he decides on doing.
“Obviously people in the rugby league world want him to stay because he is a great athlete and he is a great asset to our sport but he has to do what is best for him at the end of the day.”