Tahu may yet remain with the Eels on a reduced contract

The saga lingered on. The question as to whether or not he’d stay, or whether or not he’d go. Now, in perhaps the most sure-fire sign that the Eels are committed to working things out, the Eels have said they’re willing to retain their star centre on a reduced contract.

With an official announcement expected to be made today, and with many Eels and NRL fans hinging on the decision that was to be made, it never came.

It would now appear that the Eels won’t cut ties with the dual international just yet, as he deals with some issues stemming from several racial incidents over the course of the year 2010.

Eels Chief Executive Paul Osborne has said that whilst Tahu won’t be returning to the club at any time soon in light of the issues he faced, the Eels are more than happy to hold discussions with him in the New Year.

“We have a new coach, new game plans, all the sorts of things that make training important,” Osborne said.

“I’d happily talk to him in February, but it would be on a vastly different pay structure and contract.

“He would have missed four months’ training at that point.”

Tahu’s camp are yet to meet with the Eels to discuss such a movement.

Tahu’s former club, the Newcastle Knights have effectively ruled out any possible move for the dual international which only leaves the Parramatta Eels as a viable option for 2011.

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