The Sea Eagles and Eels are said to be considering a surprise player trade between a struggling forward and a center who had a disappointing 2022 season.
According to SMH, Nathan Brown and Morgan Harper could be traded with permission to negotiate with rivals last year.
The deal is said to be in negotiation, but Brown’s salary is a major sticking point.
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The 29-year-old’s annual salary is said to be nearly double Harper’s and any deal would center around how the club’s share of his salary was paid.
Should Brown be relegated to Brookvale, he will have many players to fight with for regular first-team football, with Jake Trbojevic locked in the number 13 shirt.
Meanwhile, Anthony Siebold’s side also boast Homol Ulacawatu, Carl Lawton, Ben Trbojevic, Ethan Pullimore and Kalama Tuilagi at the back.
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The Eels, on the other hand, lack depth in their outsiders, with Billy Simonson still recovering from a shoulder injury and Waka Blake struggling at the end of 2022.
Parramatta are also reportedly hoping to seal Maika Sivo out for another two years before the season starts, while Mitchell Moses’ future is undecided.
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