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Halfback Brent Sherwin is set leave the Bulldogs following a breakdown in contract negotiations.
Player manager, Mark Rowan has placed Sherwin's worth at over $300,000 per season - a figure the Bulldogs didn't get close to.
Sherwin said last night he may have to leave the Bulldogs after rejecting a new offer from the club.
A local junior, Sherwin has already indicated this week that he felt his signature was beng taken for granted. This is his ninth season with the club.
"They are not treating me well and I'm not happy with what's going on," he said at the time.
Bulldogs CEO Steve Mortimer said last night he believed the offer to Sherwin was appropiate and reasonable. He claimed money was not a major factor with signings at a club like the Bulldogs.
"I met with Brent and his manager and I thought they were fruitful talks," he said.
"I like Brent and think he is a talent and I think the offer we put to him was a fair one.
"But money is not everything.
"It is the opportunity to win a premiership and realise your dreams of representing.
"At the end of the day though, it is the player's decision."
The breakdown of talks comes less than a week after Sherwin's selection in the 30-man NSW State of Origin squad.