BY STAFF WRITERS
Wests Tigers have officially withdrawn their offer for Sydney Roosters superstar Latrell Mitchell, with CEO Justin Pascoe telling The Daily Telegraph on Thursday that “our first responsibility is to our club.”
Paul Crawley reported that Wests Tigers contacted Mitchell’s management to tell them they were pulling their four-year offer worth almost $4 million.
“We have informed Latrell’s manager that today we have withdrawn our offer,” Pascoe said.
“Our first responsibility is to our club and we can’t be inactive in a market like the NRL player market and afford to sit around and wait.
“We have no ill feeling towards Latrell or his management and if they still would like to talk in the future we would welcome that.
“We will continue to pursue the talent that is out there in order to complement our already talented squad.”
Pascoe confirmed to The Daily Telegraph the club would be happy to re-open negotiations with Mitchell in the future.
Mitchell is contracted to the Roosters for 2020.
Wests Tigers have now turned their attention to Josh Addo-Carr and is targeting the Storm winger in a plot to bring him back to the club according to NRL.com.
Addo-Carr made his NRL debut at Wests Tigers before becoming a household name in Victoria.