Josh Reynolds has opened up on being told by West Tigers to look for another NRL club.
NRL.com revealed this week the experienced playmaker has been granted permission to negotiate elsewhere, despite having two years left on his current, lucrative contract.
"In a weird way I knew it was coming," Reynolds told NRL.com.
“But to actually hear it from (Michael Maguire’s coach) mouth was pretty tough. More to the fact because I just haven't been able to prove myself at this club.
"I know a lot of people will be frustrated with the input I have had at this club, and rightly so, but there is no one more frustrated than myself."
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Reynolds can remain at the club and is entitled to his entire contract.
But his time at Concord has been plagued by injury, and he's been kept out of the NRL side by other playmakers this season.
Veteran teammate Benji Marshall has indicated he wants to play another season, which means Reynolds may be surplus to requirements.
His departure would also be free of a large chunk of the salary cap.
Reynolds said he would like to strike a deal with Canterbury, who played for before being pushed out the door two years ago.
"I'm not going to lie, in a perfect world. I get to finish my career where it all started because I've seen how much it means to Robbie (Farah) and Benji and they are having the time of their lives," he said.
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"But there is also a part of me that is a realist, and I know that if I want to play in the NRL again, I might have to wear another jersey."
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