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Sport Bulldogs pull out of NRL race for Latrell

08:50  08 november  2019
08:50  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Mitchell meets at home of Bulldogs official

  Mitchell meets at home of Bulldogs official Latrell Mitchell has met with the Canterbury Bulldogs powerbrokers at the home of one of the club's officials.Fox Sports' chief NRL reporter James Hooper reports the club held meetings with the 22-year-old whose contract negotiations are reportedly stalling at the Roosters.

Canterbury have withdrawn from the race to sign out - of -favour Sydney Roosters NRL star Latrell Mitchell, with club CEO Andrew Hill confirming they The Bulldogs were one of the early favourites to snare the 22-year-old on a lucrative deal after the Roosters on Tuesday withdrew their two-year, .6

The Bulldogs are officially out of the race for Latrell Mitchell. The club's retention committee met on Friday and came to the decision to remove "After meeting as a recruitment and retention committee this afternoon we have made the decision that we won't be making an offer to Latrell ," Bulldogs CEO

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters looks on during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 13, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) © Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters looks on during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 13, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Canterbury have withdrawn from the race to sign out-of-favour Sydney Roosters NRL star Latrell Mitchell, with club CEO Andrew Hill confirming they will not pursue the international centre.

The Bulldogs were one of the early favourites to snare the 22-year-old on a lucrative deal after the Roosters on Tuesday withdrew their two-year, $1.6 million offer for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

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The Canterbury Bulldogs have officially withdrawn from the race for the signature of Latrell Mitchell.

On the market: The chase for Latrell Mitchell's signature now appears between the Tigers, Bulldogs and Knights. Credit: NRL Photos. Mitchell is under contract at the tri-colours for 2020 but may be given the green light to walk away next year after the two-time defending premiers were reportedly unhappy

However, with speculation building as Mitchell tests the open market for his next contract, the Bulldogs have taken the forthright approach of announcing a lack of intention to pursue him.

"Usually, we don't make comment around our recruitment and retention strategies," Hill said in a statement.

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"However, with all the speculation around this matter, we thought it was the right thing to do by everyone to confirm we won't pursue an interest in Latrell Mitchell."

Hill's comments come after a Canterbury recruitment and retention committee meeting on Friday afternoon.

It's believed the Bulldogs are still in the market for a marquee player for 2021, but have already re-signed Lachlan Lewis, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Renouf To'omaga in recent days.

They are also expected to apply for up to $350,000 of salary-cap relief for star five-eighth Kieran Foran. He injured last weekend playing for New Zealand, sidelining him for up to six months.

Mitchell is contracted with the Roosters for the 2020 season but the club is open to releasing him should the right offer be presented.

In the days since Mitchell has been on the open market, he has also been linked with North Queensland, the Wests Tigers and Newcastle.

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