NRL Rd 6 - Rabbitohs v Warriors
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Latrell Mitchell of the Rabbitohs looks on during the round six NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the New Zealand Warriors at Bankwest Stadium on June 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell is poised to sign a new deal with the Rabbitohs that is well below his market value.

According to the Daily Telegraph’s James Phelps and Peter Badel, Mitchell will put pen to a new two-year deal worth $875,000 per season.

The 23-year-old could have attracted as much as $1.2 million on the open market, but his quest for team success was the reason for his decision to sign a new deal below his market value.

Wayne Bennett’s impending retirement was also taken into account by Mitchell who is keen to see how the transition to Jason Demetriou eventuates before he makes a long-term commitment.

Mitchell played 14 games and scored four tries in an injury-interrupted 2020, in which he joined the Rabbitohs from the Roosters.

4 COMMENTS

  1. It may be $875,000 on the contract amount, for the NRL files. How much is it really, with the extra Independent Corporate Sponsorship amount?

  2. In today’s uncertain financial climate I think $875,000 is a lot of coin and it will make ‘Trell the highest paid player at Soufths if I’m not mistaken.
    It’s interesting that ‘Trell wants to see how the transition to Jason Demetriou eventuates before he makes a long-term commitment, because I posted some thoughts about how certain players would perform after Wayne leaves, and I still think that this will be a big factor in how successful or unsuccessful Soufths will be.

  3. I don’t think it is below his value at all just because Mundine says he is a million dollar player doesn’t mean he is. He is still to an extent maturing as a footballer and I think we are yet to consistently see the best of him. If reports that have come out about LM pre season training this could be his year.

  4. Don’t believe Mundine , but do believe a club , about how unbelievably well one of their own players is training?
    Where’s the story about how poorly one club says their players are training? Anybody? Anybody?

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