EELS CEO Bernie Gurr has said embattled star Semi Radradra will stay on board at the club in 2017.
Rumours were rife that the Fijian-born flyer was set to sign a big money contract with French rugby outfit Toulon, but Gurr is insistent that Radradra will honour his contract at the club.
“The thing for our club is he’s contracted through to the 31st of October, 2017,” Gurr told Sky Sports Radio.
“I spoke to Semi’s manager. He definitively said that no contract’s been signed.”
Gurr was critical of Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal after the latter claimed Radradra had already signed a one-year deal with the French side.
“It sounds like he went off a bit early, quite frankly,” Gurr said.
“I know he (Radradra) had an offer and I spoke to his management about this.
“And the reason they were pursuing that (Toulon move) was really sort of a back-up plan just in case they needed that later in the year.”
Radradra was back in court Wednesday morning after returning from Fiji where he was visiting his sick father.
The magistrate has since ruled that the 24-year-old surrender his passport until his hearing on February 13.