SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Mitchell Moses of the Eels looks on during the round 11 Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Off-contract Parramatta halfback Mitch Moses has been given a three-week deadline to make a decision on his future with the Eels.

Moses currently has the option in his favour to extend his stay in the blue and gold for the 2022 season, with Parramatta reportedly setting their star No.7 an ultimatum, per Fox Sports

The 26-year-old has been linked to the Brisbane Broncos as uncertainty surrounding his future remains persistent, with an abundance of halfbacks set to spark a busy season of signings.

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Newcastle great Matty Johns believes Moses could demand a high-figure deal from rival clubs following the announcement of Sharks veteran Chad Townsend signing a lucrative contract wth the Cowboys from 2022.

Speaking on SEN, Johns linked the Bulldogs, Sharks and Broncos as potential suitors to the Eels half.

“Mitchell Moses is the interesting one, he’s the premium because he is contracted next year to the Eels but it’s in his favour,” Johns said. 

“He’s currently at $850k, and if Chad (Townsend) is at $800k, then I’d imagine the Dogs, Broncos and possibly the Sharks would look to offer Mitchell Moses $1.1 million.”

Andrew Johns, a mentor of Moses, backed the former Wests halfback to see out his near future with the Eels in hope of ending their premiership drought.

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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Mitchell Moses of the Eels offloads the ball during the round six NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium on April 17, 2021, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

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“I think he’ll stay, at that stage of his career at age 26-27 in a strong team that’s pushing for a premiership, they’ll finish in the top four,” Johns said.

“Does he want to play for a struggling club? Does he want to leave Sydney?

“Winning the club’s first premiership since 1986 would be your legacy, getting the Eels across the line. I think he’ll stay.”


  1. Parramatta’s going to face the salary cap reality. Just the same as Penrith, Melbourne, South’s have.
    Being at the top of the ladder & renewing contracts, means all the players expect better contracts deals. Then if your bargain buys have done well. They also want contract upgrades.
    The reality is that Parramatta won’t be able to keep all of their squad either. All they can hope, is that they can hang onto the players that they really need to keep.

  2. Think your dreaming bradhs.
    The better they do, the more other teams want to buy the first grade players. Moses & Nathan Bown are already holding out , looking for more money. Just losing Ferguson isn’t going to cover all the contract renewals & upgrades Parramatta will face.

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