Pearce looking to leave Roosters
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Mitchell Pearce is reportedly looking at his options to leave NRL club Sydney Roosters.

News Corp Australia reported that the NSW halfback wasn’t happy that his side was closing in on a deal to secure the services of Cooper Cronk.

While signed on for two more years at the Roosters, questions were soon raised about Pearce’s immediate future after his side was linked to the Melbourne star.

A formal announcement of a two-year Roosters deal for the Australian halfback Cronk is expected next week.

Various reports had emerged including a potential move for Pearce to play hooker at the Roosters but with the established club co-captain Jake Friend in that role it seems unlikely.

Manly is looming as a possible home for Pearce, reporting that the Sea Eagles have already had discussions with the 28 year-old.

As with moving to hooker however, Manly seems an odd choice due to their established number seven Daly Cherry-Evans, who is on a lifetime deal with the club.

Cherry-Evans had his best ever season in 2016, pushing for Origin selection.

Pearce has established himself as the best New South Wales halfback over the past ten seasons – playing 17 matches for NSW in the State of Origin. He has also been rumoured as a target of the struggling Newcastle Knights in their ongoing rebuilding process.

Just last weekend Roosters boss Nick Politis said he wanted to keep Pearce until he was 35.

Pearce has yet to comment publicly on the issue.

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