SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Corey Norman of the Eels looks dejected after being sin binned during the round 20 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Parramatta five-eighth Corey Norman has spoken with Eels coach Brad Arthur about his playing future, and conceded Arthur gave him his blessing to seek a contract at a rival club.

Norman is currently tied down to the Eels until the end of the 2019 season, but has been linked with a move away from Parramatta, and it seems as though he’ll now pursue a future away from the blue and gold.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Big Sports Breakfast on Thursday morning, Norman spoke about a meeting he had with Arthur, in which the Eels’ coach said he should do what’s best for himself.

“It doesn’t need to be said what we’ve spoken about. We’re fine. We’ve still got a very good relationship,” Norman said.

“He said, ‘Look after Corey Norman’. So there you go. We’ve had a discussion and he said, ‘do what’s best for you’.”

The news comes after recent reports suggesting Norman met with Titans coach Garth Brennan on a move to the Gold Coast, and Norman specified he wouldn’t sign for a club who can’t give him finals football.

“I feel like when I came to Parramatta, it was a rebuilding club, (and) I wouldn’t want to go to another rebuilding club,” Norman said.

“I’m 28 next year. That’s pretty old in football terms.

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“I definitely wouldn’t go to a rebuilding club. But a club that’s stable, is going to have good seasons, and play in the finals.”

Norman has played 102 matches for the Eels and spent three seasons at the Broncos prior to that, but only has three finals appearances to his name, and no finals wins.


  1. “Won’t sign for a club that can’t give him finals footy”. Is he friggin serious? What a douche.
    Does he realize that it was a lot of his own fault that Parra won’t play finals footy this year.

  2. Hey Corey, go to ANY club mate and play well and guess what…they will probably make the finals!….tired of the rhetoric players come out with these days…

  3. Quite happy to see this clown leave.
    Lazy on field and a loser off field.
    He is a massive reason why we are at the bottom of the table.
    Can’t control a game but won’t let his halves partner take control either.
    Would be very happy to do a straight swap with the Donkeys.
    They can have Dozy Norman and we will take Oates.

    • I understand that the Corey Oates thing is happening, albeit he will be a back rower with you guys!!!

  4. His cool dude/tough guy attitude ruined his career years ago when he was in Brisbane. Plenty of potential, no brains or dedication to back it up

  5. Really, seriously, would anyone sign this guy (my beloved Yarrawarrah Tigers excepted)? He hasn’t been sighted off Nobbys all year. Everyone has clocked this bloke in one.

  6. Gotta be honest don’t think it’s all Norman
    Moses is a pretentious little brat that can’t play with Norman …Moses is quoted as saying he wanted to quit this year sick off losing etc on nrl fox site ….great attitude from the half …..

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