Osagie Ederaro's two-year stint with Wollongong FC is over due to a spat about rent.Agent Chris Tanner and Wollongong FC CEO Jock Morlando failed to come to terms over the weekly rent the club would pay on Ederaro's behalf as part of a new $25,200 contract. According to correspondence obtained by the Mercury, the Wolves - for "club specific" reasons - wanted $200 of rent per week. Tanner angled for $150 a week rent, with the remaining $50 going to his wages.The Wolves set a deadline of 5pm on September 11 for Tanner to agree to their terms - it passed without a deal and the club began talking to another NSW Premier League striker with strong ties to Wollongong. Ederaro is now staying in Australia on a bridging visa after his work permit expired earlier this month. The agent claims that Wollongong FC tried to force the Nigerian to sign under duress, using his fragile visa status as a negotiating tool. The club says it followed due process and that the player missed his chance. Ederaro has not commented publicly on the row. Morlando confirmed the club had found a new striker after negotiations with Ederaro's agent broke down. "We made him an offer, Osagie accepted it but Chris (Tanner) didn't want a bar of it," Morlando said. "We had been trying for weeks to come to an agreement - there was a point where enough was enough."Negotiations are closed."Morlando said the September 11 deadline for signing was set because the Wolves were looking at other players for next year. "The club made him an increased offer compared to last year in terms of match payments and the player indicated he was happy with the terms and the accommodation," Morlando said. "We had to start discussions with other players."It's sport - we followed correct procedure. "I can say that the club did it this way because we were in negotiations with other players and that our budget meant it was an either/or scenario," he added."Either the player signs the contract or another player we were in negotiations with signs it."Morlando said the Wolves were continuing to pay Ederaro's rent until his future was sorted out in order to assist the player and to show good faith.But Tanner accused the Wolves of "disgraceful" treatment of the Nigerian. "Wollongong wants to charge Osagie $200 for rent each week, although the player is looking at accommodation around the $150 mark," Tanner said. "The club tells me they have cash-flow problems, but surely Osagie doesn't have to be a line of credit? "We haven't asked for one cent more than the club's agreed budget for Osagie."We agreed on the same flat figure - $25,200 - if his rent was $110 per week, the rest should go in his pocket. "We don't want any more money, just put the balance of the rent in his pocket. "Wollongong wanted to charge him a rental figure he shouldn't be liable for."Osagie refuses to pay for someone else's bedroom when there's no-one living there," the agent contended.Tanner said he was in negotiations with the A-League's two newest franchises, Gold Coast United and North Queensland, along with NSW and Victorian State League clubs about signing Ederaro. "We're not desperate - they need Osagie a lot more than he needs them," Tanner said. Ederaro declined to comment when approached by the Mercury on the affair.