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Exclusive: Raider Junior Paul signs for Parramatta Eels on four-year, $2.8 million deal
April 18, 2018 2:40pm
Source: FOX SPORTS
Junior Paulo: leaving Canberra for Parramatta.
Junior Paulo: leaving Canberra for Parramatta.Source: Getty Images
THE Parramatta Eels have outlaid a massive $2.8 million four-year deal to land the signature of Raiders enforcer Junior Paulo.
Despite denying a deal had been agreed less than 24 hours ago, Fox League has been assured Paulo will be returning to the Eels from next season.
The Eels have been the biggest flops of this season starting the year 0-6 with one of their glaring weaknesses being a lack of a power forward in the front row.
Paulo quit the Eels mid-season in 2016 to form a damaging front row combination with Shannon Boyd as the Raiders surged into the grand final qualifier.
But the front row forward was blasted by coach Ricky Stuart at the start of this season after returning from World Cup duties for Samoa at 130kg.
The Raiders fought hard to retain Paulo but ultimately the Eels $700,00-a-season offer gazumped them.
Paulo initially lefty Sydney to move away from “bad influences” but will now be returning to the Eels for 2019.
The Raiders are not expected to release Paulo this year.
The deal works out to roughly $600,000 per year.
$700k per year
Yeh, I didn't get past year 10 maths for a reason.
Sir Super Eel : You did say roughly $600,000 a year. In my book that gets you a pass mark. Year 10 maths should have got you there but that might have been long ,long time ago?
Thank f*** youre not in charge of our salary cap super lol, we might be in a bit of trouble.
I think he is in charge of the roosters cap with those calculations.
$600,000 on the books lol, $100,000 under the sombrero.
$700,000 a season seems a dune deal.
Yeah its a start.