Adam Reynolds’ manager Steve Gillis has stated that the Brisbane Broncos captaincy was never a part of the club's pitch to the playmaker.
Several reports claimed that Broncos coach Kevin Walters offered Reynolds the captain's armband in order to lure him up North and disregard a tempting deal from the Cronulla Sharks.
Gillis appeared on SEN 1170’s Mornings with Matt White and dismissed claims that Reynolds was offered the role as skipper.
“The captaincy had never ever been discussed,” Gillis said.
“100 per cent rumour mill and has never been discussed.
“If it comes about, I’m sure Adam would grab it with both hands.
“But it certainly wasn’t a part of any negotiations or discussions from the get go.
The number seven’s manager described Reynolds' short negotiations with Souths and how they were unwilling to extend for more than than one year.
“Souths made it clear that their offer was only going to be one year,” he said.
“Adam then made it pretty clear that he wasn’t going to accept those terms.
“It’s unfortunate that that’s the way it’s played out.”
Gillis also hinted that Reynolds was very close to joining Cronulla.
“Cronulla put together a very good package,” he said.
“Adam was very tempted to join the Sharks.
“But at the end of the day Adam decided that he and his family want to take on a new challenge, in a new city, with new surroundings and that’s the decision he’s made."
While Reynolds will play out the rest of the season with South Sydney, the Rabbitohs have left a lot of fans confused with who they plan to replace the playmaker with in the long-term future.
Listen to the full interview with Steve Gillis here: