Mitchell put off Souths move by fear of living in Inglis' shadow
Latrell Mitchell has been put off moving to South Sydney Rabbitohs from Sydney Roosters as he does not want to live in the shadow of Greg Inglis.
Mitchell is free to sign with any club from November 1 and has been linked with a move to the Bunnies.
The centre, selected in New South Wales' starting 13 for game one of State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium on June 5, has regularly drawn comparisons to Inglis, who retired last month.
Inglis is still employed by the Rabbitohs as an ambassador, but recently entered a facility to undergo treatment to assist with his mental health.
"I have always thought about [the move] with GI moving out, but then again, I've been hyped up after GI for most of my career now, and I think if I move there I'd be more of a shadow," Mitchell said of talk of a move to South Sydney.
"I am a person that wants to make my own name.
"I know me and GI have the same attributes on the field. Then again, I want to try and be better than Greg. I know he would have tried to be better than his idol. And I know for a fact he would want me to be better than him. That is the way it goes.
"I want to be myself, be my own man and play my own game.
"I am still under contract with the Roosters until next year. Whatever happens, happens. I will leave it all aside. I don't need to worry about it."