The manager of Parramatta’s superstar fullback Jarryd Hayne has agreed for his star player to sign a new $2 million contract with the Eels.
In massive boost for the club on the eve of tomorrow nights blockbuster against the Bulldogs, The Dally M champion’s agent agreed to terms for a four-year deal this morning.
After weeks of negotiations, Haynes manager Wayne Beavis struck the deal with Parramatta CEO Paul Osborne at a 10am meeting.
Rivals clubs, including the Sydney Roosters, were prepared to pay up to $500,000-a-season to entice him away from Parramatta.
A Parramatta source said: “Jarryd didn’t want to go anywhere he loves Parramatta.
“It was just a matter of coming up with the right deal. Were expecting hell sign next week but doesn’t want interruptions before the game.”
The Eels are expected to hold a press conference early next week to confirm the signing.