Whenever a Penrith player becomes available, it’s rarely long before the Sharks are touted as a possible home, and it would appear that the Matt Moylan situation is no different.
Speaking on NRL 360, News Limited journalist Phil Rothfield has suggested that the Sharks are interested in a potential trade of superstar halves, in which the Sharks would receive Moylan; and the Panthers would get Blues five-eighth James Maloney.
“I was told – and I spoke to Shane Flanagan about this – there was a very good chance and opportunity that there could be a swap deal,” Rothfield said.
“We all know Maloney wants more money. Longer term… Shane Flanagan has always said he would let Maloney go if he can find the right replacement.”
Admittedly this would be a mutually beneficial solution to both sides’ problems if the issue was indeed that Moylan is merely disgruntled; however if the problems are more personal in nature – as the Panthers have suggested – shipping him off to Cronulla doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
It’s an interesting rumour nonetheless, and it’d be debatable who’d get the better end of that deal.