Josh Addo-Carr has reaffirmed that he will remain with Melbourne Storm for the 2020 NRL season.
The Australia winger was granted an early release from his contract after asking to return home to Sydney for family reasons.
Melbourne stated that they would allow Addo-Carr, who is contracted until 2021, to move on provided the Storm get “fair value” through a combination of a transfer fee, a player swap and salary cap relief.
But with speculation over the 24-year-old’s immediate future rumbling on, Addo-Carr has vowed to stay put for a fourth and final campaign with Craig Bellamy’s side before looking to head home 12 months before his contract ends.
“I’ve always been happy living in Melbourne but I wanted to move back to Sydney for family reasons, for my kids to grow up surrounded by the rest of my family.” said the flyer.
“I love the club and I love the boys – I’m looking forward to the 2020 season and I believe we can go all the way.”
He added: “Last year was a very successful year – it’s not easy to make it to a prelim.
“We can win the premiership in 2020. We’ve put in the work, now it’s just about believing we can get there and backing ourselves.”
Addo-Carr is reportedly a target for several New South Wales clubs.