Great boxer Anthony Mundine called South Sydney star Latrell Mitchel the best player in the game while urging the Rabbitohs to make the full-back a “over a million dollars a year” player.
Mitchell, who is entering the final year of his two-year contract with the Rabbitohs, is said to be in negotiations with the club on a new contract, with the 23-year-old not due to leave the club as a long-term offer to stay in Redfern approaches.
The South Sydney No.1 was forced to team up with new manager Warwick Wright after his former agent, Matt Rose, allowed his accreditation to expire.
But as fans await news of Mitchell’s new contract with South Sydney, Mundine said the two-time prime minister deserves a contract worth more than $ 1 million a year.
“He’s the best player in the game. Look at his size, his speed, his skill – he’s weird,” Sydney Morning Herald.
“The kid is worth over a million dollars a year. If Daly Cherry-Evans gets $ 1.25 million a year – he’s a great player, but he’s more of a general. strike, they’re no better than Latrell. “
Mundine also said Mitchell’s activism and the fight against racial injustice reminded him of when he was in the NRL.
“He stands up for what he believes in. He blames it because he is a proud black man,” he added.
“It’s like when I was playing soccer and fighting any injustice. He has an old head on young shoulders. I’m so happy and proud of his resilience.”
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