Parramatta captain Clint Gutherson has finally re-signed with the NRL club after agreeing on a three-year extension.
The decision finally ends weeks of speculation over his long-term future, which reached fever pitch this week when the Eels supposedly set a deadline of Friday.
“I love the club and our loyal fans, I love playing the game and I love my teammates so I’m very happy I’m staying,” Gutherson said in a short statement.
The announcement comes in the same week coach Brad Arthur also re-signed until the end of 2021, boosting hopes of Gutherson also re-committing.
“I love coaching Clint, the energy and commitment he brings to work every day is unparalleled,” Arthur said.
“His teammates look up to him and he sets a great example to the whole playing squad, I’m very happy he’s staying.”