The Penrith Panthers have released a statement surrounding the future of captain Matt Moylan with the club.

The club met with Moylan and his manager this morning to address recent media reports that Moylan was unhappy.

Several clubs had reportedly expressed interest in Moylan if the Panthers were to release him from his contract.

This morning's statement though confirms that Moylan is committed to the club but will also take some time off from the game to deal with some personal issues.

Read the full statement below:

Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM has released the following statement regarding Matt Moylan, in response to recent media reports:

"We held a long discussion with Matt and his manager this morning.

"As a result of this meeting we can confirm Matt is 100 per cent committed to his future at the Panthers and we are 100 per cent committed to Matt.

"We see Matt as a valuable asset to our club and hope he has a long and successful future as a Panther.

"In the short term we are giving Matt some time away from the game to deal with some personal issues and we hope that people will respect his privacy.

"It's disappointing that this has made its way to the media and from this point on there will be no further comment from the club, Matt or his management.

"We look forward to seeing Matt re-join the group as soon as possible."

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