Sport NRL 2020: Sydney Roosters withdraw contract extension to Latrell Mitchell

13:30  05 november  2019
13:30  05 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Sydney Roosters have withdrawn their contract extension towards star centre Latrell Mitchell for 2021 and beyond.

Mitchell has been one of the most in-demand players for 2021 since the November 1 deadline has passed, with the Canterbury Bulldogs actively persuading the Kangaroos centre.

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News Limited journalist James Hooper reported last week that the club is prepared to pay Mitchell $1 million a season to lure him from Bondi to Belmore.

Despite the exuberant contract offer, Mitchell has always expressed his desire to stay with the tri-colours, slamming reports that have suggested otherwise.

"Does anyone believes what @nrlonnine says these days really," he said on Instagram in response to an article from The Mole regarding his unhappiness at the club.

"But that's what you people do isn't it ruin people's perspective of me?

"I'll do what's right for my family and I...no one has any influence on my decisions."

a screenshot of a cell phone screen with text: Latrell Mitchell social media © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Latrell Mitchell social media

However, his future at the club is now uncertain, with the Sydney Roosters releasing a statement confirming that they had withdrawn their offer to Mitchell.

"The Sydney Roosters have today advised the management of Latrell Mitchell that the Club’s offer for 2021 and beyond has been withdrawn following discussions with Latrell today," the statement on their website said.

"Latrell has expressed that he would like to explore his options for season 2021, however, he remains under contract with the Roosters for season 2020."

Channel Nine reporter Danny Weidler shed light on the situation, suggesting that the club withdraw the offer that was worth close to $800,000 per year on Tuesday.

“Latrell Mitchell had a meeting today with Roosters coach Trent Robinson," he said on Nine News.

“At that meeting, he told Latrell Mitchell that the Roosters offer for 2021 has been withdrawn,

“The 800,000 a year deal has been taken away.

“It’s a strong stance by the Roosters.

“Latrell Mitchell will probably have to look towards the Bulldogs and he isn’t off contract for another season.

“He isn’t off contract until the end of the season so the Roosters may make another play for him.”

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