By STEVE MASCORD
VETERAN Michael Crocker is edging closer to re-signing with South Sydney for another year, according to his agent.
The finals kicked off last weekend with the talismanic hard man’s future under a cloud amid reports he wanted a two year contract and the bunnies were only willing to offer him one.
But manager Andrew Purcell says that is no longer an issue and it is now a case of how much players and clubs were going to get out of the new NRL TV deal.
Purcell said he was not talking to any other clubs on Crocker’s behalf.
“Obviously you don’t want to shut off the possibility of playing on longer than a year or whatever, Purcell tells Rugby League Week.
“But things are fine there, that’s not an issue.
“He wants to stay and they want to keep him.
“We just don’t know what’s going to happen regarding the TV deal.
“Will players get a lump sum? Will the salary cap go up? Will the ARLC give match payments?
“Until we know that it doesn’t seem like there is any great rush to finalise things.
“We haven’t completely reached other terms yet either but it’s looking good.’
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