TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Corey Norman of the Eels looks on during the round 24 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Parramatta Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

According to Fox Sports, Parramatta’s Corey Norman is set to sign a three-year deal with St George Illawarra by the end of the week.

The 27-year-old will add some playmaking depth to the Dragons, who already boast the likes of Ben Hunt and Gareth Widdop.

It could potentially leave the future of fullback Matt Dufty in the air, as Norman could be used at fullback.

Parramatta players have resigned themselves to losing Corey Norman in the next few weeks.

Eels players believe that if the board and staff desire this move then there is little that they can do.

“It’s the way it is. It’s no player’s fault they’re all off contract at the same time,” Eels forward Nathan Brown told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It’s a business and that’s what happens in footy these days, especially lately when everything has been happening.”

“Corey is a freakish talent, but if that’s the way the Parramatta board and the coaches want to go, then that’s it, we can’t really control what happens with that stuff.”

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