Fiery Moses evasive over Parramatta contract talks
A fired-up Mitchell Moses has hit back at suggestions he is holding Parramatta to ransom as he refused to confirm whether his long-term future is with the Eels.
Moses will play his 200th NRL game against Cronulla on Friday, but his milestone match is merely a footnote in the sideshow which is enveloping the Eels playmaker.
The halfback was asked repeatedly on Monday what his plans were beyond this season, but the 28-year-old consistently claimed he had left all the decisions with his agent.
Moses, who has received interest from Wests Tigers and Canterbury, wouldn't deliberate on whether the sticking point was the value or length of his next deal.
He had initially indicated he wanted a deal resolved before round one.
"These things take time, I've left it with my management, they've let me fully focus on football," Moses said.
"I don't know if (I'm) being greedy.
"People don't know about the numbers, people are just guessing, journalists are guessing, reporters are guessing what the numbers are, they have no idea.
"I've left it with my management."
Moses' agent is his cousin Isaac Moses, who was deregistered by the NRL in 2021 before being reinstated last year.
Asked what he saw as the hold-up in confirming his NRL future, Moses said: "Don't know, (I've) left it with my management.
"I've got management to make that decision for me, they worry about that side I worry about football, that's what a manager is for.
"It's a big decision I have to make, Parramatta have been really good for me through this whole time and these things take time."
The Eels No. 7 took exception to being asked if it was fair that Parramatta coach Brad Arthur had to consistently answer questions about whether his halfback would be wearing blue and gold next season.
"He's been good with me, we've spoken about it," Moses said.
"We don't even have to have those conversations, but he's been fantastic through the process.
"I've got management who worry about that stuff, and I worry about football.
"I understand it's frustrating (for the fans) but these things take time.
"It's a big decision I have to make. It's a big decision at this stage of my career... and I have to weigh up every option."