A Mexican-standoff is brewing, after Penrith playmaker Tyrone Peachey confessed that he wants to stay in Sydney.
The NRL centre signed a three-year deal with the Gold Coast back in March, but has recently suggested he is no longer keen to make the move to Queensland.
But, on Wednesday the NSW representative admitted that he has gone to his manager, Sam Ayoub, and told him he wants to stay in Sydney, with the Panthers.
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Peachey, whose partner is currently pregnant with their second child, outlined family reasons for not wanting to relocate.
“We just built in Penrith so my missus is really comfortable at our new place,” Peachey told reporters.
“I spoke to my manager and told him what I wanted to happen.”
“I love [Penrith]. They gave me this opportunity to play consistent first grade and I wouldn’t have left if I didn’t have to.”
The problem is, Penrith has now confirmed the club has no room left in the NRL salary cap for the 27-year-old to stay on next season.
And, the Titans are refusing to let him off the hook.
Peachey is now burying his head in the sand, saying he won’t worry any further about the contract situation until the end of the season.
The Panthers play the Cronulla Sharks in Friday night’s sudden-death semi-final.
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