Latrell Mitchell unveiled by South Sydney Rabbitohs

Latrell Mitchell (left) and South Sydney Rabbitohs head coach Wayne Bennett speak to the media during a press conference at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Monday, January 13, 2020. Latrell Mitchell has signed a one-year deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

South Sydney Rabbitohs unveiled arguably the second biggest signing of the off-season earlier this week, Australia centre Latrell Mitchell from Sydney Roosters.

Mitchell, 22, had been locked in a drawn out saga over his future having demanded more money than what the Roosters were offering, leading to the club allowing him to seek a move elsewhere.

After 65 tries in 97 appearances for the Roosters, including two Premierships and the World Club Challenge, Mitchell has made the move to South Sydney, having previously been linked with North Queensland, Canterbury and Wests.

Latrell Mitchell (left) poses for a photograph with fans at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Monday, January 13, 2020. Latrell Mitchell has signed a one-year deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi) 

His one-year deal for 2020 is worth a reported $600,000 (c£320,000), with an option of extending for 2021. It is reported that he rejected an $800,000 a year offer to stay at the Roosters last year, while Wests reportedly offered a four-year deal worth $1.2m a season.

Latrell Mitchell poses for a photograph at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Monday, January 13, 2020. Latrell Mitchell has signed a one-year deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi) 

Those figures pale in to insignificance when compared to the biggest signing of the off-season, which saw new Super League club Toronto Wolfpack land All Blacks World Cup winner and two-time NRL champion Sonny Bill Williams on a deal worth an eye-watering £7.8m over two years.

Former NRL player Greg Inglis (right) looks on at the Latrell Mitchell press conference at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Monday, January 13, 2020. Latrell Mitchell has signed a one-year deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

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