Gold Coast Titans struggling to afford departing Warrington star Tyrone Roberts

Warrington half-back Tyrone Roberts is returning to Australia at the end of the year but his destination might not be the Gold Coast.

Two weeks ago, the Wolves announced that their marquee signing would leave the club just a year into his three-year contract after struggling with homesickness.

Since the news of Roberts’ departure broke, reports in the UK and Australia suggested that he would go back to Gold Coast Titans.

However, Titans coach Garth Brennan has revealed that they might not be able to afford Roberts’ wage demands.

He told NRL.com: “I have spoken to Tyrone’s management but I don’t think we can get anywhere near the money he is on [at Warrington].

“I believe there are other clubs who have shown interest too. One of the roles we are looking to fill is a utility role. We lost Tyrone who played that role last season and Karl [Lawton] at the start of the year.

“To have someone who can cover nine, seven, six and one is a real attraction. But whether he is willing to come back in that utility role and on that sort of utility money is the stumbling block.”

Roberts insists he is fully committed to Warrington for the remainder of the 2018 campaign.

He said: “I am 100% committed to the club and the boys and I are keen to bring a trophy home at the end of the season.”

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