Penrith are poised to announce the mid-season signing of Maroons Origin prospect Chris Grevsmuhl.
News Limited reports that South Sydney could release Grevsmuhl within days, allowing him to join the Panthers.
The move has been on the cards for some time and Penrith recently made space in their salary cap by releasing Elijah Taylor to the Wests Tigers.
Grevsmuhl has already signed with Penrith for next season and is struggling to get game time with the Rabbitohs.
The forward hasn’t been named to play for Souths this weekend in either first grade or reserve grade.
Meanwhile, it’s believed Penrith are close to announcing they’ve secured the signature of premiership winning Cowboys prop James Tamou.
Tamou all but admitted yesterday that he was bound for Sydney. It’s understood he will agree to a four year deal with the Panthers reportedly worth $3 million.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.