Josh Addo-Carr is committed to Melbourne Storm despite reports linking him with a return to Wests Tigers, insists CEO Dave Donaghy.
The Tigers were believed to have turned their attention to the Melbourne wing, who was said to be interested in moving back to Sydney for personal reasons, after pulling out of negotiations with Latrell Mitchell.
However, the NRL minor premiers have stated Addo-Carr will not be going anywhere ahead of the 2020 campaign.
“We don’t respond a lot to external noise but given there is quite a bit of commentary at the moment I thought I’d clear that up,” Donaghy told the Herald Sun.
“Where the talk is coming from I’m not sure, but I can say hand on heart Josh is committed to Storm as much as we’re committed to Josh.
“I can understand and accept at different times two plus two can equal five as opposed to what it actually equals.
“I think it is all part of the theatre, the environment of the industry that we operate in and that’s the reality.
“The facts of the matter are Josh’s current contract status is he’s signed until 2021 and he’s reaffirmed his commitment to Storm.
“Not that we were seeking it, we knew that anyway, but he felt he wanted to reaffirm that.”
The Storm also confirmed the departures of Brodie Croft and Curtis Scott on Friday.
Croft has joined Brisbane Broncos on a three-year deal, while Scott agreed a four-year contract with 2019 Grand Final runners-up Canberra Raiders.