Parramatta could force centre Michael Jennings to start the season in reserve grade, as the look to fast-track the exodus of the 30-year-old veteran.
Jennings picked up the final year of his $800,000 per year deal, with Eels higher-ups powerless given the decision was up to Jennings.
However, according to the Daily Telegraph, Parramatta could move Jennings down to their feeder club Wentworthville in the Intrust Super Premiership, in the hopes he wants out and quits during the final year of his contract.
Jennings played 24 games in the Eels’ wooden-spoon winning 2018 campaign, although it looks as though the club don’t want him to be involved this season, as they look for youth to carry them into the next generation.
The Eels have already seen the back of Jarryd Hayne and Corey Norman, and would like to move on Jennings, with Blake Ferguson coming in to give the backline some star talent.
Parramatta open their 2019 season with a trip to Penrith to face the Panthers on Sunday, March 17.