After starring for Parramatta in their big win over Brisbane last night, Semi Radradra has told the Eels he wants to return to the club next season when he finishes his stint in French rugby.
The SMH.com.au is reporting that Radradra has asked the club to keep space in the 2018 salary cap to allow him to return should he choose.
The French rugby season ends in May, meaning Radradra be back in the blue and gold for Parramatta by April which would see a scenario where he would miss only the first ten rounds of the 2018 NRL season.
Radradra has spoken in the past about his desire to return to Parramatta.
“I just try to play good footy in the next couple of months now. I want to play Finals before I leave for France,” Radradra said.
“I would love to come back. I call this club my home too. If there is a door open for me next year, I will come back.”
Parramatta captain Tim Mannah was full of praise for his big winger after his four try-haul in the Eels Round 25 win over the Broncos.
"I think that's the kind of footy we know he can play. He was doing that a lot last year, that kind of footy," said Mannah.
"He's had some good patches this year but I think that's the way we know he can play and it's happening at the right time of the year. If he keeps that up in the next few weeks anything can happen."
Mannah went on to suggest that he and the rest of the team would be encouraging Radradra to return to the club as soon as possible.
"We will be. He's come out and openly said he loves the club and would love to come back one day," Mannah said. "He's got a bit of time to do over there but I'm confident one day we'll see him back in the blue and gold."
"He's got a bit of time to do over there but I'm confident one day we'll see him back in the blue and gold."