Daly Cherry-Evans
Manager looking for a payrise

He won a grand final in his rookie year, is touring with Australia, and has been named the best halfback on the planet – but the Manly Sea Eagles are facing a fight to keep Daly Cherry-Evans.

The manager of Cherry-Evans, Gavin Orr, has warned that he will not hesitate to take the playmaker away from the club if he does not get an upgrade to his $135,000-a-year deal.

There have been suggestions that Cherry-Evans might have an out clause or an option on his deal, which takes him through to the end of 2013, which means the 22-year-old might be a surprise addition to the player market next year.

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Orr was tight-lipped on the fine print of the deal, but given that Cherry-Evans has made such a stunning rise to the top tier of NRL players, it is clear he would like his client to have a contract reflecting that.

Orr has held preliminary discussions with Manly officials about Cherry-Evans’s contract but yesterday he said: ”If they don’t look to upgrade in 2012, I can’t see Daly wanting to stay.”

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald