The Wests Tigers have emerged as a surprising suitor for Sydney centre Latrell Mitchell, according to Fox Sports’ James Hooper.
The Tigers have a $1.7 million war chest following the medical retirement of Ben Matulino and the release of Ryan Matterson and are well-positioned to acquire the star Rooster.
Is it believed that the Tigers could offer Mitchell as much as $3.3 million over three seasons and would want him to play at fullback given the lucrative deal.
The Bulldogs have also reportedly been in the mix for Mitchell, who has alienated himself with Roosters powerbrokers
Tigers general manager of football Adam Hartigan previously worked for the back-to-back premiers, which could be behind their reported push.
Mitchell still has a year to run on his current deal but the Rosters pulled its two-year, $1.6 million offer for 2021 and 2022.