Parramatta NRL star Semi Radradra is expected to move closer to a resolution on his playing future after meeting with family in Fiji later this week.
Radradra travelled home to Fiji on Saturday night and is still due back in Sydney this Sunday ahead of the Eels’ round-17 clash with Cronulla the following weekend, as rumours continue to circulate that he is set to move mid-season to a French rugby union club.
Radradra’s sister, Vaseva Waqavatu, said nothing was yet confirmed and discussions would be held on their home island of Taveuni.
“He has not made a decision yet,” Waqavatu told News Corp Australia on Tuesday.
“He will be on the island later this week and is coming to talk to Dad and the rest of the family about that.”
Waqavatu’s comments come despite the Fiji Times earlier reporting on Tuesday she had told them the 24-year-old had already signed a nine-month deal with a French club.
The Fijian media outlet also reported that Radradra, who has been linked with Bordeaux, would return to Australia to play against Cronulla before leaving the code.
A spokesman for Parramatta declined to comment on the Fiji Times article when contacted by AAP.
Radradra, who has scored 58 tries in 63 NRL matches, is contracted until the end of next season at the Eels and they maintained on Saturday they had been given no indication that it will not be honoured.
If Radradra was to head to the 15-man code, NSW coach Laurie Daley said on Tuesday it would be a loss to the game.
“He’s captured everyone’s imagination and it would be disappointing for rugby league that he would go to rugby union,” Daley said.