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SportEels captain Clint Gutherson to decide future by early next week

20:01  15 may  2019
20:01  15 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Gutherson re-signs with Eels until 2022

Gutherson re-signs with Eels until 2022 Clint Gutherson re-signed with the Parramatta Eels until the end of the 2022 NRL season.

Clint Gutherson next week , with the full-back’s response to have a domino effect on the futures Parramatta will reportedly table a take-it-or-leave-it offer to full-back Clint Gutherson next week Reports earlier this month suggested Parramatta had upped their offer to a three-year, .9 million

Clinton " Clint " Gutherson (born 9 September 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback, centre, wing and five-eighth for the Parramatta Eels in the NRL.

Eels captain Clint Gutherson to decide future by early next week© Getty Images

Parramatta captain Clint Gutherson has imposed a deadline on himself to finally sign a new contract and expects his future to be resolved by early next week.

The 24-year-old confessed to feeling jaded after the constant speculation and is on the verge of announcing his next move following months of negotiations.

Gutherson has a deal on the table from the Eels while the fullback is also reportedly being chased by his former team Manly despite denials from Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler.

There were rumours on Monday that Parramatta had given a take-or-leave-it ultimatum to Gutherson and would withdraw their offer if he didn't accept by the end of this week.

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Done deal: Eels set to announce Gutherson contract extension After months of protracted negotiations, Parramatta have finally agreed terms with captain Clint Gutherson.

Parramatta decided last week they wouldn't budge on their deal and would take this course of action, but wanted to wait until after Saturday night's match The Eels want to push forward with plans for 2020 and beyond and believe they have given Gutherson ample time to decide if he wants to be part

Parramatta Eels Co- Captain Clint Gutherson has spoken to media regarding the future of his playing contract.

Gutherson said that isn't true but won't allow the conjecture to continue much longer anyway, planning to decide on a club in the coming days.

"It will probably be this week or next week. I've just got to sit down with the ones close to me and move on from there," Gutherson told media on Wednesday.

"I don't think there ever was [an ultimatum from Parramatta], to be honest. I spoke to Sam [Ayoub, manager] when I heard of it and he said there wasn't.

Eels great slams club over Gutherson talks

Eels great slams club over Gutherson talks Parramatta legend Ray Price has slammed club management for the way its handled the re-signing of captain Clint Gutherson.

Clinton Gutherson Retweeted Bleacher Report. Clinton Gutherson Retweeted Parramatta Eels . INSIDE THE NRL - BANKWEST STADIUM SPECIAL Joining us at the stadium - Clint Gutherson , Tom Trbojevic, Brad Arthur, Tim Mannah + David Nofoaluma.

Parramatta Eels skipper Clint Gutherson has indicated he will give the club "first crack" at retaining his services after opening talks to extend his time at the club. Gutherson said there was no timeframe around a decision on his future with the Eels fullback free to negotiate with rival clubs if he chooses

"But look, I want to get it done and I'll put my own deadline on it and say next week, end of this week, early next week.

"... I want to get it done. I'm sick of hearing about it, sick of talking to Sam. I want to get it done and sooner rather than later."

Eels captain Clint Gutherson to decide future by early next week© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Brad Arthur Clint Gutherson The two-year extension of Eels coach Brad Arthur on Tuesday could be enough to see Gutherson also put pen to paper.

The No.1 shares a tight bond with Arthur and the mentor desperately wants Gutherson to stick around.

Gutherson heralded Arthur's retention as a step in the right direction from Parramatta and reiterated the impact the 44-year-old has had on him as a player.

"It's a good sign for the club. I said from the start he's been a massive influence on my career and it's good to see him get two more years," Gutherson said.

"He's told me that [he wants me]. I've just got to weigh up all my options and then go from there."

Legend's contract smackdown for Gutherson

Legend's contract smackdown for Gutherson Clint Gutherson has been given a signing deadline by the Eels and with it has come a brutal assessment from a legend.

Parramatta fullback Clint Gutherson has denied meeting with Manly coach Des Hasler about a But Gutherson said he hasn't seen Hasler at all, with the Parramatta captain 's manager Sam Ayoub "I'll leave it up to the manager and I'm focused on the Dragons this week . "I haven't spoken to Sam since

Gutherson handed Eels co- captaincy . Author. Michael Chammas Chief Reporter. Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur has made a surprise move in a bid to resurrect his team's Telstra Premiership campaign, handing Clint Gutherson the co- captaincy ahead of Sunday's home clash with Manly.

Gutherson admitted the drawn-out contract talks and the ensuing media coverage have been distracting.

However, he believes the contractual uncertainty for him and a host of teammates isn't the reason for Parramatta's on-field inconsistency.

"It is [a distraction]. But we're professional athletes – it comes with playing and that's the way it is," he said.

"... There are a lot of us off-contract, it's not just me. The club's handling it the way they've got to handle it and everyone's manager is doing it their way.

"I don't think it should affect us and I don't think it is."

Eels captain Clint Gutherson to decide future by early next week© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited parramatta eels Gutherson rejected chatter that cash was his sticking point in re-signing with Parramatta, claiming his motivation has always been to snag a long-term deal at the club.

The Eels' latest proposal was for three seasons and Gutherson desires four.

"It was never about the money," he declared.

"There's been a lot of figures out there that aren't true.

"I'm at that age; I want a bit of security. I want to settle down and try and set my life up and play some good footy and know where I'm going to be playing footy."

The Parramatta leader also shrugged off suggestions he is injury prone and therefore a risk to lock down for an extensive period.

He has undergone two knee reconstructions already but Gutherson said he's never been stronger.

The eighth-placed Eels are out to make amends for an embarrassing 64-10 defeat to Melbourne when they play North Queensland on Saturday.

Gutherson said the team aren't dwelling on the crushing loss and have turned their attention to beating the Cowboys in Townsville.

"We're past that. We've moved on and we've got another tough challenge this weekend against North Queensland up there," he said.

"Look, we've had another good week of training and we've just got to go up there and change it."

Blunder gifts Cowboys NRL win over Eels.
North Queensland have come from behind to score a 17-10 NRL win over Parramatta to compound the Eels' problems.

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