Mitchell reportedly touches down in Townsville

Wantaway Roosters star Latrell Mitchell is set for a meeting with the North Queensland Cowboys powerbrokers after reportedly arriving in Townsville.

According to, the 22-year-old will meet with the Cowboys' brass to discuss a potential switch ahead of the 2020 season.

The Cowboys will become the second team to pitch the Origin centre after the Wests Tigers travelled to Mitchell's home town of Taree to discuss terms with him last week.

It is understood that it would require a deal three-to-four-year deal in the vicinity of $ 1 million annually to lure Mitchell away from the club he has been a part of since his junior days.

The Cowboys will be able to pony up such an offer, given the cap space it has hoarded of late in the event of Valentine Holmes' return to the NRL after his NFL journey concludes.

News of the Cowboys' meeting with Mitchell comes after his Roosters coach Trent Robinson opened up on the reason the Tricolours star is looking elsewhere.

"I think he wants to play fullback," Robinson told SEN on Monday.

"I think that's his desire, so he's going to go and explore the opportunities. It's as simple as that. There's no angst there.

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"It's just, he's out there looking at the moment."

While Robinson refused to reveal details of his conversation with Mitchell, he all but conceded that the Indigenous star's career at the club was over.

"There's a lot been said but Latrell's a good man and he's delivered for the Roosters, and he wants to explore his opportunities," Robinson said.

"A lot's been written and we're happy for him to do that.

"It's just, we can't sit and wait for that to happen. We've got to move on as well."