Unsure how many of you saw Mattersons’s interview on channel 9 news .
He was asked why he left the Tigers?
his response was along the lines I want to play semi footy and win a premiership, and parramatta are on the rise.
What a lame excuse - he pulls that out when he knows darn well we missed out by just one game.
Clearly his good mates at the Tigers who recently re-signed have a different view .
Yep saw it
He forgot very quickly how much he owes the club that granted him a release to earn more money elsewhere.
Holmes is playing for NQ next year so surely an announcement of Latrell in Tigers colours is imminent.
@vlad He already supposedly signed with the Bulldogs (or a fair way up the track to doing so).
They were linked for sure but the last word from Joey was that he would definitely be at Canberra next year
Things might change if Scott goes there & his brother is here .
I think Alex Johnston discussion might’ve been to play fullback . AJ has always wanted to play FB because the $ are more than for a winger .
Those discussions would’ve been before Latrell’s falling out with the Roosters which changes the landscape significantly. Probably does for Lomax too .
I think if we get Latrell we won’t be getting AJ .
Roosters will let Mitchell walk - as long as it’s not to Souths
By Sam Phillips
November 9, 2019 — 8.00pm
The Roosters are prepared to let Latrell Mitchell walk away from the club in 2020 - as long as he doesn’t join arch-rivals South Sydney.
The Herald can reveal Roosters officials have held talks with Tigers powerbrokers about Mitchell’s future in the last two days, with the Tricolours eager to steer Mitchell away from their rivals on the other side of Anzac Parade.
The Tigers are now firming as Mitchell’s next football home in a move which would all but certainly see him switch to his preferred position of fullback.
The club has not yet submitted an official offer to Mitchell or his management but the Herald has been told the Tigers are unlikely to pay much more than the Roosters’ since-rescinded offer of $800,000 for next season. However, the mooted three-year-deal would likely be back-ended, as the club clear salary cap space.
The Tigers have $1.5 million to play with in 2020 after clearing Ryan Matterson and Ben Matulino from their books, but that increases to more than $5 million in 2021.
That will allow them to pay Mitchell close to his asking price of $1 million in 2021 and 2022 should he sign on the dotted line.
The Tigers are proceeding with caution, however, as some within the club are yet to be convinced Mitchell’s obvious talent is worth the circus which has followed him for the past 12 months.
Equally, there are those at the Tigers who believe Mitchell is just the X-factor type player the club needs. To that end, the Tigers have also targeted Titans talent AJ Brimson as a player of interest.
The latest twist in the Mitchell saga comes after the Bulldogs - who had been linked to Mitchell for months - removed themselves from the race for the Kangaroos star on Friday.