Mitch Moses close to making call on NRL playing future

Star playmaker Mitch Moses hopes he can reveal whether he's staying at Parramatta or returning to Wests Tigers before the start of the looming 2023 NRL season.

MITCHELL MOSES. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images

Mitch Moses hopes to end months of speculation around his playing future soon, conceding he'd like a resolution before Parramatta play the NRL season opener on March 2.

Moses was giving little away when grilled on Tuesday as Parramatta try desperately to keep their star playmaker from returning to Wests Tigers in 2024 for a financial windfall.

Free to talk with rival clubs since November 1, Moses has been linked to a return to the club where his NRL career began in 2014 amid speculation the Tigers are prepared to shell out more than a million dollars a year for his services.

"It's with my management at the moment. I've left it up to them and have full faith in them that when the time's right, they'll tell me," Moses said at pre-season training.

"Hopefully (that's) before the season. Hopefully it's sorted before the season but it's with them.

"Obviously I've got a say in it but I've left it with them and I've got a say in it when it happens but I'm focused on Parra at the moment."

Teammates are quietly confident Moses will resist the Tigers' overtures - and the barrage of phone calls and texts from former halves partner and great mate Luke Brooks - and stay with the Eels beyond 2023.

"Me and Brooksy are really close. We've got a great relationship. I've know him since I was 10 years old," Moses said.

"He's one of my best mates so we speak all the time.

It's going to be the toughest (decision of my career) but I haven't even thought about it.

"I've let (coach) Brad (Arthur) know, I've let the club know that my full focus is at Parramatta."

He's focusing so much on the Eels, in fact, that unlike most of his shattered teammates, Moses is intent on sitting through a replay of last year's grand final loss to Penrith in a concerted bid to help Parramatta go one better this season.

"I probably won't enjoy it. It probably won't be good to watch but I definitely want to sit down soon and watch it and review it," the 28-year-old said, adding that he planned to endure the brutal review of the 28-12 loss before Parramatta's round-one clash with Melbourne on March 2.

"I want to take a few lessons out of it, I guess. It gives me more. It makes you more keen to get back into that position and I definitely want to watch it back."