Jesse Ramien’s potential return to Cronulla has hit a road block, with the club still needing to find cap space to secure him, according to ntnews.com.
Cronulla are looking to acquire the centre on a four-year $2 million deal, but would first need to move on players to accommodate for his salary.
Moving contracts could prove difficult for the Sharks, who have several players tied up on multi-year deals.
Half of the club’s salary cap are tied up to just six players in Shaun Johnson, Andrew Fifita, Aaron Woods, Wade Graham, Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan.
Ramien is reportedly happy to be patient at the moment and await the Sharks looking to resolve their salary cap situation.
The speedster’s agent Gavin Orr told The Daily Telegraph his preference was to move to Cronulla, but revealed that Canterbury were also in the picture.
“We’ve already had discussions with the Bulldogs but at the moment we are just waiting to see where the Cronulla are at first.”
Why aren't the Eels making a play for him? Cheaper & way better than has-been Jennings who was on $800K (but only playing like a $200K player)!