Kieran Foran signs two-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans

Kieran Foran Manly Sea Eagles PA

The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed the signing of Manly Sea Eagles playmaker Kieran Foran who has penned a two-year deal from the start of 2023.

The worst kept secret is finally out of the bag. Manly coach Des Hasler has been batting away the rumours for the last couple of days. But now a switch to the Gold Coast has officially been confirmed.

Foran will see out the rest of this season before making the switch. It is a deal that keeps everyone happy. Foran gets the security of a two-year deal, said to be worth $800,000. The Titans get the experienced half they desperately want. While the Sea Eagles can put Josh Schuster in the No.6 jersey from next season.

Schuster and is management will also be delighted with that. Reports claim it has been causing something of an issue this season.

Titans deal delight

Gold Coast announced the signing on their official website on Sunday. And coach Justin Holbrook is delighted to have the 31-year-old signed up.

“Kieran brings a wealth of experience to our squad and this will be invaluable for not just the halves, but the whole team,” Holbrook said.

“He is a world class player who has played in big matches and he will help bring along the young halves in our squad, as well as provide immediate impact on the field from next year.

“We know we have some great Gold Coast juniors coming through and Kieran will support that transition over the coming seasons.”

Foran broke the news to his Manly team-mates after the 36-22 win over the Tigers on Saturday. He admits it was emotional and he will be sad to leave the club. However he is also excited by the challenge of playing for the Titans.

Kieran Foran emotional over Manly exit

“I spoke to all the boys in the sheds after the game and I got pretty emotional telling them I was going,” Foran said. “Manly have been brilliant. I honestly can’t say a bad word about them.

“I’m realistic about the situation. When I took this Manly deal, I did it knowing it would be two years for me and that’s it.

“Manly have so much talent coming through and just the way the salary cap is and the players they have, I always knew it was likely to be a two-year thing.

“In an ideal world, it would have been nice to stay on, but I had to be open to opportunities that are out there.

“Manly are in a good position to move on from me. They have Josh Schuster who is an enormous talent. He is so gifted and he is ready to step up.”

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