SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs in action during the round five NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at UOW Jubilee Oval on April 6, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

South Sydney Rabbitohs star Adam Reynolds is reportedly preparing to quit the club unless they budge on their contract offer, as reported by The Daily Telegraph‘s Dean Ritchie.

Reynolds’ future has been widely speculated in recent times amid reports that the Bunnies are only prepared to offer their skipper a one-year extension.

Reynolds’ agent Steve Gillis said that unless the Rabbitohs increase their offer to his agent to a two or or three-year deal, he will likely depart the club.

A number of clubs have reportedly expressed interest in the gun halfback, although no official approaches have been made.

Phil Rothfied linked the two struggling Queensland clubs Brisbane and North Queensland to Reynolds earlier this week.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – MAY 26: Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs signals for a shot at goal during the round 12 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Mt Smart Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Gillis said under the status quo he doesn’t expect Reynolds to be a Rabbitoh in 2022.

“Unless things change and Souths reassess their position, I don’t envisage Adam will be there in 2022. Unless Souths are prepared to move, I can’t see him there,” he told The Daily Telegraph. 

“Adam would love to stay but Souths run the risk of losing him – that is reality which is drawing closer every day if Souths stall on a second year. Souths have stuck firm on their position since the get-go and that’s fine.

“I would assume Souths have weighed this up carefully before making their decision to offer a one-year contract.”

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Reynold’s preference is to remain at South Sydney, however, is keen to pen a long-term deal to sure up his future.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs kicks a field goal during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Gillis believes he will have no shortage of suitors on the open market if he opts to genuinely explore them.

“Understandably, Adam is determined to secure a longer term deal. He has a wife and four young children and wants the security of knowing where he will be from a longer term point of view,” Gillis said.

“I will continue to explore all options for him and I am sure there will be plenty of interest in him after clubs have had a chance to assess their rosters and look to the future.

“The market will surge in about four-to-six weeks’ time and I anticipate there will be plenty of interest in his services.

“He’s premiership winner, an Origin representative, a captain and a leading point scorer and you can add to that he has the best kicking game in the NRL.”

Reynolds has played 208 NRL matches all for South Sydney since making his first-grade debut in 2012. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Surely a compromise could be reached here. Say a 1 year extension and a further year mutual option? I think this fella is way too valuable to let go and Soufths would be foolish not to resign him.

  2. It is beyond belief. His whole career has been at Souths and he’s playing well. I can understand the club not wanting to sign for 3 years but 2 years should be a no brainer. Also respectful for his services. Have Souths got a undeniable halfback coming through?

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