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Wests Tigers utility Moses Mbye has reaffirmed his commitment to the club for remainder of the 2021 season despite the club granting him permission to discuss his playing future with other clubs from the 2022 season.

Mbye, who is currently under contract at Wests Tigers until the end of 2022, voiced his firm commitment to the club and the playing group.

“This club is heading in a really good direction and that’s why I’m keen to be a part of it this year,” Mbye said.

“I’ve been here for a while now, so I’m looking for an opportunity to grow and to preserve my career and play for a little bit longer.

“I haven’t asked for a release and I don’t want to go immediately. I haven’t said I’m going to be somewhere different in 2022 — I literally just asked for the club’s blessing and I didn’t want to disrespect anyone.

“The club has been great about it — they agreed with me and offered me the blessing to talk to other clubs for 2022 and beyond and if nothing arises then I’ll be at Wests Tigers.”

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Mbye reflected on why he asked the club for permission to seek a new opportunity — expressing how he wants the best for Wests Tigers.

“I came to this club as a marquee signing and I’ve played to that ability in patches,” Mbye said.

“We’ve got some great young players coming through and the last thing I want to do is be obstructing this great club with where it’s going.

“The club is heading in a great direction. The whole club has some stability in it and there’s some great people guiding the club.

“The club has recruited well and we’ve seen that in the first few games on the season. If we play consistent football, we’ll see ourselves playing through September.”

Mbye said the events of this week won’t distract him or his teammates ahead of the club’s blockbuster clash against the Parramatta Eels on Easter Monday.

“We had a great win up in Newcastle and we’re looking forward to Monday’s game now. It’s a big opportunity for us because we’re expecting a huge crowd on Easter Monday — it’s usually a great clash,” he said.

“Parra have given us a few hidings in the past and we’re really focused on the game.”