By Brad Eveleigh ( @Brad_Eveleigh )
The Gold Coast Titans have released star player Jamal Idris from his remaining three-year deal effective immediately.
Idris’ released is based on compassionate reasonings with his desire to return to Sydney.
The former NSW Origin and Australian Test centre will now join the Penrith Panthers, closer to his family in the western suburbs.
Penrith have now had their hand forced to release a player to accommodate Idris’ wage and remain under the salary cap.
Penrith Centre Brad Tighe has been the player who will make way for the 23-year-old and will switch the other was by joining the Titans on a two-year deal which, is also effective immediately.
Idris has publicly stated “I’ve enjoyed my time here at the Titans and I’m grateful that the club has favourably considered my request for a release,”
“For personal reasons, I have decided it would be best to be closer to my family as my mum has been ill for the past year and it’s been difficult living interstate.”