Superstar Latrell Mitchell is poised to re-sign with Souths after the club accepted one of his key contract conditions.
Superstar fullback Latrell Mitchell is reportedly set to shun the chance to become the NRL’s latest million dollar man, with the Rabbitohs agreeing to a condition that’s likely to keep him at Redfern on a new deal.
The Broncos recently joined the list of suitors hoping to prise Mitchell away from South Sydney but according to The Daily Telegraph, the 23-year-old is now all but certain to re-sign for a further two years.
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In fact it was a concession from the club over the length of the deal that will ensure Mitchell signs the contract, according to the report, with the player keen for a short-term deal, as the Rabbitohs looked to lock him down for four more years.
It’s understood Mitchell could have attracted a deal worth in the ball park of $1.2 million to put him in the NRL’s very top bracket of earners had he chosen to take his services elsewhere but he is likely to sign a considerably more modest deal, worth roughly $875,000-a-year, to stay at Redfern until the end of the 2023 season.
The news comes as Wayne Bennett told the Courier-Mail he was confident Mitchell, one of the star attractions of next Saturday’s All Stars game, would stay put.
“There’s always little issues to sort out with contracts but I’m confident both parties will get it right and Latrell will stay at South Sydney,” Bennett said.
“Latrell will always attract interest because he is so talented.
” … Latrell is happy at Souths and we are really happy with him, so we’re hoping he will stay. We’re negotiating now with his manager but I don’t expect any problems.”
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