Danny Wicks is free to resume his rugby league career from September.
Danny Wicks is free to resume his rugby league career from September. Gatty Images Sport - Corey Davis

Wicks linked to Eels deal

THE DAILY Examiner understands Yamba's Danny Wicks has not yet put pen to paper regarding his rugby league future.

It was reported on RugbyLeagueWeek.com.au yesterday that the Parramatta Eels were set to sign the 28-year-old, who continues to serve a four-year World Anti Doping Authority suspension.

Wicks, who spent 18 months in jail for drug trafficking, is free to resume playing from September.

Local sources close to Wicks confirmed that the former Newcastle Knights and St George Dragons player had recently travelled to Sydney to test with a number of clubs.

They said Wicks had not formally signed with any club and would not be eligible to do so until his ban expires.

Wicks' manager Steve Gillis said told Triple M's Grill Team yesterday he had not received an official offer from any NRL club.

"Danny has no offers from any clubs. There is preliminary interest from a few clubs," Gillis said.

Earlier this year Wicks was approached by Lower Clarence Magpies to play, but the application was rejected.

"I've done my time and I'm ready to have another go if someone gives me the chance," Wicks told The Sunday Telegraph in May.

"I'll play anywhere. My days of being choosy are long gone. I just want an opportunity."