Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran has signed with the Parramatta Eels from 2016 it was announced by the Sea Eagles on Monday.
Sea Eagles Head Coach Geoff Toovey acknowledged that while the club is disappointed that it has been unable to retain Kieran, he thanked him for his service to the Club.
“Kieran is a fantastic player and a wonderful young man. He has played an integral role in the Club’s recent on-field successes and will do so for the remainder of this season,” Toovey said.
"Kieran has the utmost respect of everyone at the Club and we are proud to have seen him develop into the player that he is today.
“While today’s news is disappointing, we respect his decision and will move on quickly to ensure that’s we’re focused for Friday night’s clash with the Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval.”
Foran, 24, has played 129 NRL matches for the Club since making his debut against the Canberra Raiders back in Round 15, 2009. He played in two NRL Grand Finals (2011 and 2013), guiding the side to the premiership in 2011.