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Sport How the Tigers hope to woo Roosters star Latrell Mitchell

22:15  16 november  2019
22:15  16 november  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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Opportunity: Latrell Mitchell would be cleared for a role at fullback for the Tigers , a position owned by James Tedesco at the Roosters . Credit:NRL Photos. Yet this was the moment that stamped Mitchell as a future star . In one of the most unlikely comeback victories, Mitchell scored the decisive

The Wests Tigers are willing to rekindle talks with Latrell Mitchell about an immediate switch to the They reportedly offered a four-year, .8 million contract to the representative star that included the But the Tigers subsequently withdrew their offer in frustration after Mitchell failed to get back to them

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To fully understand the key connections that will likely lure Latrell Mitchell to the Wests Tigers, you’ve got to go back about five years.

It’s the SG Ball grand final and a fresh-faced Latrell Mitchell is wearing the Roosters No.1 jersey. Things don’t start off well for the young Roosters side, which quickly found itself down by 20 points to Penrith.

Yet this was the moment that stamped Mitchell as a future star. In one of the most unlikely comeback victories, Mitchell scored the decisive golden-point try in a man-of-the-match performance.

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In the team photo taken moments afterwards, Latrell can be seen holding the premiership trophy, while Adam Hartigan is also in the frame as part of the Roosters' junior coaching setup.

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The bond Hartigan and Mitchell forged on Leichhardt Oval in those moments endures to this day. Hartigan is no longer at the Roosters after taking up the role of head of football at the Tigers in July. Mitchell is also likely to be departing Bondi Junction after the club pulled its offer of a contract extension, worth $1.6 million over two years, from the table earlier this month.

The Tigers have $1.7 million to spend on talent in 2020 alone and have a shortlist of targets that include Dragons pair Luciano Leilua and Zac Lomax. But at the very top of the list is Mitchell.

So when Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe and coach Michael Maguire made the 310km journey from Concord Oval to Taree during the week, Hartigan travelled up with them as the trump card.

The trip would have been made a few days earlier but for the fact that Hartigan and Pascoe had only just returned from a US study tour and the bushfires decimating the mid-north coast of NSW made Taree almost inaccessible at the start of the week. The Tigers contingent wanted to personally pitch their vision for the club to Mitchell and his manager in a bid to secure the biggest scalp in the joint-venture outfit’s history.

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Latrell Mitchell, James Tedesco are posing for a picture: Opportunity: Latrell Mitchell would be cleared for a role at fullback for the Tigers, a position owned by James Tedesco at the Roosters. © NRL Photos Opportunity: Latrell Mitchell would be cleared for a role at fullback for the Tigers, a position owned by James Tedesco at the Roosters. Mitchell would become the long-term fullback replacement they have been looking for since the departure of James Tedesco, the man blocking 22-year-old’s path to the No.1 jersey at the Roosters.

If Mitchell makes the switch, Hartigan won’t be the only familiar face at the Tigers. While representing the Blues at under-20s level in 2015, he played alongside current Tigers Robert Jennings, Alex Twal, Jacob Liddle and Oliver Clarke. That side gelled well, belting the Maroons 32-4.

Mitchell is also mates with potential Tigers teammates Luke Garner and Paul Momirovski from their days at the Roosters and Wyong. Then there’s the new Tigers chairman, Lee Hagipantelis, who has a relationship with Mitchell through his law firm’s sponsorship of the Blues.

“He is the sort of player who could make a mark at Wests Tigers and create a legacy,” Hagipantelis told the Herald during the week.

“If he put on a black, white and gold jersey, I would be standing on the sideline cheering him on when he crosses the white line for the first time.”

Mitchell, however, is closest to Hartigan. Significantly, Hartigan maintains a good relationship with Roosters supremo Nick Politis, who will have a significant say on if and where Mitchell goes if released from the final year of his contract.

The Tigers and team Mitchell are crunching the numbers in a bid to finalise a deal. Given the club needs a star signing and Mitchell needs a new home, these things often have a way of working themselves out. Mitchell could expect a pay rise if he switches sides. Perhaps the biggest challenge is for Hartigan to convince Mitchell that they can again achieve premiership success together.

Sydney Roosters tell Latrell Mitchell he'll be in reserve grade if he stays in 2020, report .
It appears the longer Latrell Mitchell's contract saga drags on, the murkier relations with current club the Roosters are becoming. Despite still being contracted until the end of 2020, the Kangaroos centre looks likely to have played his last game for the Tricolours, after the they elected to withdraw their upgraded offer.The race for Mitchell's signature is now at boiling point, with the Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys in a two-horse race to acquire the exciting 22-year-old's services.

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