George Rose
Wants three-year deal

Cult prop George Rose wants to finish his career at the Manly Sea Eagles but hasn’t ruled out switching clubs should prolonged negotiations fall through.

The 28-year-old has been in career-best form since lining up for the Indigenous All Stars earlier this year but the Herald understands negotiations are at a standstill, as the Sea Eagles also look to accommodate fellow off-contract props Jason King and Brent Kite.

”We are talking to Manly at the moment and hopefully they keep me – it’s my first preference,” Rose said. ”But if not, I’m available. I’m 28 and I feel I’m in the best form of my career and there are still a lot of things I want to do. There’s a lot more I want to do and keep improving.

”I’m looking for a three-year deal, hopefully at Manly but if not, I can lock in and commit myself to somewhere. I’ve left it up to my manager.”

Rose’s manager, Warwick Wright, didn’t return calls yesterday but it is understood the prop has yet to be offered elsewhere as his management looks to reach an agreement with the Sea Eagles.

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