Sandow saga ends for Parra
CHRIS Sandow is expected to fly out to the UK on Monday after agreeing to a one- year deal with Warrington worth a reported $ 450,000.
The Parramatta halfback’s roller- coaster four years at the Eels is officially over after he accepted a $ 50,000 handshake with three months left on his contract.
The one- year Warrington deal leaves the door open for Sandow to return to the NRL and prove his growing army of critics wrong.
Sandow produced his worst performance against Canterbury last week, 48 hours after his request to join Warrington immediately was denied.
Warrington chief executive Roger Draper told the UK media: “We are very hopeful that we will have secured Chris both for 2016 and 2017 and also for the remainder of the season.”
But the Townsville Bulletin understands Sandow, who at only 26, is eager to return for the 2017 NRL season.
The Eels last night released a very brief statement confirming his departure.
“The Parramatta Eels have today agreed to release Chris Sandow effective immediately, pending lodgement with the NRL,” the statement read.
“The club thanks Chris for his time at the Eels, and wishes him all the best for his future.’’
Luke Kelly and Joseph Paulo will have the job of steering Parramatta around the park on Monday when they make the tough road trip to Townsville to play the Johnathan Thurston- led Cowboys.
Former Eel Chris Sandow.