Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake has been granted permission to leave the Sea Eagles after indicating a desire to move out of Sydney with his young family.
Manly confirmed the news on Wednesday morning, with the 24-year-old set to move to another NRL club at the end of the 2020 season. He has two years left on his contract with Manly.
“Whilst Addin is a senior and highly valued member of the Sea Eagles squad and would be a huge loss, out of respect to him and his circumstances, the club has today given its permission for the exploratory conversations to be conducted immediately,” the statement read.
“The club will look favourably upon a request to release Addin from the final two years of his contract on compassionate grounds as long as the Sea Eagles receive fair and reasonable compensation.