The South Sydney Rabbitohs have confirmed they won’t budge on a deal surrounding halfback Adam Reynolds.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have confirmed they won’t budge on a deal surrounding halfback Adam Reynolds, ruling out any chance of swooping in with an eleventh-hour offer to keep the local junior.
Nine’s Danny Weidler reports, that despite even the best efforts of third-party figures attached to the club, Souths will not be renegotiating a late deal to see their halfback remain in Redfern.
“Souths said to me today that they will not come in with a late offer, a last-minute offer to try and keep him,” Weidler told Nine’s 100% Footy.
“There’s also been a number of Souths, I would call them, third party people, getting in touch with Steve Gillis his manager, saying can we do something to keep Adam Reynolds here.
“But everything that Souths are telling me is that they will not budge on their offer.”
Despite the strongest word on Reynolds’ future appearing to be a big-money deal with the Cronulla Sharks, the Broncos are still quietly confident of pulling off a stunning coup.
Brisbane Broncos coach Kevin Walters and executive Dave Donaghy reportedly flew to Sydney to ramp up their pursuit of out-of-contract star.
But Weidler believes there may be whisperings of a potential twin-pack deal to lure Bennett back to Red Hill with Reynolds in tow.
“Everybody is saying he’s going to the Sharks and that there is a big offer on the table,” Weidler said.
“The Broncos are confident still that they can get him. I don’t know how they think they can get him. I wonder whether Wayne Bennett might end up going to the Broncos in some capacity and take Adam Reynolds with him.”
Late last week, Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly gave the strongest indication yet that Reynolds would not be at the club in 2022.
“I don’t think we’re resigned to losing him, but clearly we’ve made our offer to Adam and I think we’ve been pretty honest about the position that we’re in and why the offer is only one year at this stage. And likewise, I think we’ve respect Adam and his manager’s desire to test the market,” he said.
“Adam is craving a longer-term deal, seeking financial security for his family. He’s got four kids, and we can understand that.”
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