Origin star set to re-sign with Eels

Parramatta lock Nathan Brown is set to sign a multi-year contract extension at the Eels only months after the club pulled their offer for the star forward.

In a big boost for the Eels, Brown will recommit to the blue and gold despite testing his value on the open market with rivals like Manly.

Back in March, Parramatta pulled their offer from the table after the NSW back-rower chose not to accept it before a deadline on the deal expired.

The Eels tabled a two-year, $1.2m deal that Brown was unwilling to sign.

The club gave him a deadline to bring the matter to a head, but they have been unable to land his signature.

Brown was also reportedly upset that the Eels could offer halfback Mitch Moses a longer-term four-year deal when he thought the club could only afford to table a two-year deal.

Despite these concerns, it’s understood the Parramatta No 13 will agree to remain at club to be part of coach Brad Arthur’s premiership plan.

Parramatta lock Nathan Brown is poised to re-sign with the Eels. Picture: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Brown will also play against the Sydney Roosters on Friday night despite hurting his hip in last weekend’s win over Canterbury.

Arthur confirmed his gun lock would take on the Roosters.

“Straight after the (Bulldogs) game he said he would be right next week,” Arthur said.

“It’s a hip pointer, but Browny is tough.

“These sort of games, it wouldn’t have mattered if he had broken his leg, he would be right to play.

“He just wants to get out on the field and play for his mates. He loves these occasions. He isn’t going to be 100 per cent, but he is good enough to be out there on the field.”

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