Daly Cherry-Evans has admitted that he fears getting “the tap” from Manly, amid speculation over a club switch.

Daly Cherry-Evans has admitted that he fears getting “the tap” from the Manly Sea Eagles, amid speculation over a club switch.

Cherry-Evans, the Manly and Queensland captain, has had his named linked to the Bulldogs, Broncos and Rabbitohs recently. It has been speculated that the Sea Eagles may wish to offload his contract, worth more than $1 million per season, to free-up their salary cap.

“It makes you nervous for sure,” Cherry-Evans told Nine NRL reporter Danny Weidler, in his Sun Herald column.

“I really hope that I am not going to get the tap. I’ve been around for a while now and for it to keep getting raised, it makes you nervous.

“I have a good management team and this is something for them to deal with. If Manly are looking to do something with me they certainly have not told me or my manager.”

Cherry-Evans, Australia’s Test halfback, has played 243 games for Manly. He infamously signed with the Gold Coast Titans then backflipped in 2015, leaving him as a one-club player.

He insisted to Weidler that he was a staunch Sea Eagles man and would not leave of his own volition. Now 32, he is in the latter stages of an eight-year contract worth about $10 million, ending after the 2023 season.

“I love this club and I want to be here forever,” he told Weidler in the Sun Herald.

“Any talk of me and other clubs is not coming from me or anyone associated with me. My aim is to play my career out with the Sea Eagles.”

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