Brad Takairangi

Expect the Parramatta Eels to announce they have signed lanky Gold Coast Titans utility Brad Takairangi any day now.

Talks stalled a few days ago because Takairangi wanted a three-year deal and the Eels were only willing to offer one season after his contract with the Tigers fell through.

In the end, Takairangi will take one year and an option – and the Tigers will foot some of the bill because they pulled out of the deal after agreeing to terms.