The Parramatta Eels have told Blake Ferguson he will not be at the club beyond the end of next season, opting against extending the contract of the former NSW winger.
The Herald can reveal the Eels informed Ferguson’s management a fortnight ago that there won’t be a spot for him at the club after the 2021 season. Ferguson, who joined the club from the Sydney Roosters in 2019 on a three-year $1.5 million deal, still has another year to run on his contract.
The Eels aren’t actively forcing Ferguson out of the club, but nor would they stand in his way should he land an extended deal at a rival club.
The Eels have had internal discussions about Penrith winger Josh Mansour, who is also aware of Parramatta’s interest, however the club is not in a position to take the next step unless Ferguson was willing to move on.