Parramatta captain Clint Gutherson is annoyed and frustrated at being labelled greedy when it comes to his future with the Eels.
Gutherson is out of contract at the end of the season, and while the Eels are trying to retain his services, rival clubs have put forward offers to lure him away from Parramatta.
The 24-year-old has been a staple of NRL headlines over the past month, and he's fed up with some of the comments he's been reading.
"I am very sick of it," Gutherson told an open media session on Thursday.
"It's never nice to be in the headlines, being seen as greedy hurts and hurts everyone close to it. Every fan takes it a different way, my family takes it a different way and everyone close to me take it a different way.
"It's a very serious time of my life, it sets up the rest of my life and I've got to take a look at it every way I can and do what's best for me and my family.
"It takes time and is a big part of my life. It's my career and I've got to take it seriously."
Gutherson admits the first offer he received from the Eels earlier this year was underwhelming, although did confirm he hasn't met with Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler over moving to Brookvale Oval in 2020.
"To be brutally honest yes it did hurt but to go out about it that way might have put me on the wrong path," Gutherson said.
"But it's part of the job and you've got to run with it. I haven't met with Des, I saw that on the news.
"I haven't spoken to Sam since after the game on Sunday. I want it done just as much as everyone here."