With time running out to make a call on his playing future, former Roosters playmaker Mitchell Pearce has assured the public that he will be making a decision very soon.
“I just don’t want to be rushed into anything,” Pearce told Fairfax media this morning.
“If I’ve learned anything from my years of not winning big games it’s that you never take these kinds of decisions by the scruff of the neck, it’s always best to take a bit of a back seat and just watch how things pan out from afar.”
“With that in mind I’ve finally decided to make a decision soon on which five clubs I like the best – maybe.”
Mitchell’s manager Greg Draper admits that his clients’ strategy of negotiating his playing future in the same way he negotiates the back end of games constitutes “a bit of risk”.
“I do worry that by going missing on these club negotiations that Mitch will walk away empty handed like he has with his entire playing career,” Mr Draper told the media.
“I’m actually considering calling Luke Keary to finalise a deal on Mitch’s behalf because I know that Luke did a lot of that for him last season at the Roosters.”
In breaking news, the Newcastle Knights, Manly Sea Eagles and Cronulla Sharks have all dropped out of the race for Pearce’s signature, citing concerns over Pearce’s ability to be decisive and tackle.