Mitchell Pearce is set to join Newcastle on a four-year, $4 million deal after walking away from the Roosters.

The 28-year-old quit the Bondi club after it secured the services of former Melbourne playmaker Cooper Cronk and according to a report by The Daily Telegraph, will play for the Knights in 2018.

Newcastle has beaten Cronulla and Manly in the race for Pearce’s signature. Per The Daily Telegraph, the Knights’ offer is worth $1 million more over the four years than the Sharks were able to muster.

Mitchell joins other SAA alumni in former Roosters teammates Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Aiden Guerra and Connor Watson will all wear the blue and red stripes next year, as will young gun Kalyn Ponga after he was lured south from the North Queensland Cowboys.

We wish Mitchell all the luck in season 2018 with the Newcastle Knights

Originally Published 30 November 2017
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