All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy is closing on his want of a seven-year AFL deal at Collingwood.
Whereas no announcement seems imminent, talks are going nicely and the sense is that may be a matter of when and never if a brand new contract is signed.
Grundy and his administration have made it clear they need a seven-year deal, with Collingwood initially eager to signal him on a shorter contract.
One of many AFL’s greatest gamers turns into eligible for restricted free company on the finish of subsequent season.
However a flurry of media experiences on Tuesday made it clear that Grundy ought to quickly be locked in with the Magpies.
Grundy, 25, has performed 132 video games at Collingwood since his 2013 debut.
A seven-year deal would successfully affirm him as a one-club participant.
Alongside along with his second-straight All-Australian choice, this time because the beginning ruckman, Grundy was sixth within the Brownlow Medal and received his second membership greatest and fairest award.
Grundy is abroad on vacation and can return early subsequent month.
Negotiations are nicely superior between Collingwood and Grundy’s administration.
There had been rising hypothesis that the SA-born star may contemplate a transfer again dwelling if no deal might be reached with the Magpies.
Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury and fellow key gamers Jordan de Goey and Darcy Moore additionally come out of contract on the finish of subsequent season.
Negotiations between the membership and Grundy initially of the 12 months have been placed on maintain.
Whereas Grundy has stated constantly he loves Collingwood and needs to remain, he added issues akin to household additionally affected his considering on the place he needs to play for the subsequent few years.
Stephen Coniglio gave GWS an enormous enhance on the eve of the finals when he turned his again on free company and signed a seven-year deal.
Tom Lynch additionally joined Richmond final 12 months from Gold Coast on a seven-year contract.