In the NRL off-season there is always an intrigue between two big names who want to secure their future.
It comes as Rabbitohs Center and former NSW Origin star James Roberts is set to step down from his $ 550,000-a-year Rabbitohs contract after a year of injury and mental health.
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Addo-Carr grew up in western Sydney and has long returned to NSW to be closer to his family.
After making his debut for the Wests Tigers in 2016 before joining the Storm, Addo-Carr was reportedly followed by his former club and the Canterbury Bulldogs after South Sydney declared they weren’t interested.
Addo-Carr has spoken of his desire to play at the fullback, but it appears that Addo-Carr will be staying in Melbourne.
Channel 9’s Danny Weidler also on Twitter to reveal, “After the big final win, Josh Addo Carr told his manager Mario Tartak that he was open to staying with @storm for another season.”
Although he prefers to move to Sydney, Addo-Carr seems willing to take the time to wait for the right deal.
Just last week, Addo-Carr announced that he would like to stay with the storm.
“I would probably go back,” said Addo-Carr. “I wouldn’t say no to a deal with Melbourne Storm. I love this club.
“I will definitely miss the storm, especially all the boys. I have a really good relationship with everyone in the club and I will always be a part of that club and have that connection to the club. I now have lifelong friends so it’s a win-win for me.
“At the moment I’m looking forward to returning to Sydney. I made this decision for my family. Everyone knows I wanted to retire, and I’ve been away from them for so long. ”
Storm soccer manager Frank Ponissi has also left the door open for a return.
But the plot has tightened further with reports that Roberts will be leaving the final year of his contract, which would make big bucks for Addo-Carr, who is reportedly making $ 300,000 this season.
This is despite the fact that Addo-Carr has cemented himself as one of the Games’ best and fastest wingers after playing two seasons in the home state. WWOS reported that its next contract could be in the range of $ 1 million per season.
The Rabbitohs have reportedly also told Corey Allen that he could seek a release despite the club re-signing leading NRL tryscorer Alex Johnston and making offers to Taane Milne and Tautau Moga.
If Addo-Carr lands in South Sydney, he will also have Latrell Mitchell as a defender.
Incoming Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett is believed to want him to play as a defender.
“We made no secret of the fact that we want him in the club. A lot is going on in the background. He’s still under contract in Melbourne and it’s a little complicated to be honest, when the time comes, “said Barrett Triple M’s The rush hour by Addo-Carr.
“He’s certainly a player who I think gives the team a lot of personality, not just what he does with it.
“He’s grown up too, I think Josh, but I’m not sure where this is going.”
NSW Origin trainer Brad Fittler believes he could switch to the # 1 jersey.
When I’ve seen Josh lately, I have no doubt he can even play a fullback, ”Fittler said on WWOS. Freddy and the Eighth.
“He’s fit. He’s not a player who goes into high gear and then takes a rest, he has trouble after trouble. I think he could just do it. ”
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