Collingwood have prolonged their supply to midfield matchwinner Jordan De Goey to 5 years as they try to retain the restricted free agent who’s but to decide to the Magpies amid important curiosity from St Kilda.
The Magpies have ramped up discussions after the preliminary last loss with Collingwood coach Craig McRae and his teammates making no secret of their want to retain the matchwinner nonetheless behavioural clauses stay a major sticking level within the ongoing discussions.
A membership supply mentioned there’s acknowledgment that Magpies don’t must demand clauses which are too onerous on condition that AFL guidelines and rules cowl the expectations on gamers however the club administration which has broader aspects of the club to consider than just football will need to approve the clauses.
The 26-year-old was the Magpies’ greatest within the first two finals and, though quieter within the preliminary last loss to Sydney with 12 disposals, he discovered a method to contribute, laying eight tackles with McRae clear after the sport De Goey was a required participant after a superb again half of the season.
The pair have established a powerful relationship in his first season on the membership and earlier than his mid-season journey to Bali, De Goey spoke about his desire to remain a Magpie.
“I grabbed his manager (Ryan Vague) and said ‘let’s get to work on this’, because I’ve said this openly, I want Jordy at our footy club next year,” McRae mentioned.
“Now I don’t know how that’s progressing, but hopefully it’s progressing in the right direction — not because he’s Jordy de Goey, but I just think this environment is the best place for Jordy de Goey.”
He has been quietly courted by St Kilda with sources conscious of the scenario saying De Goey needs to make sure he can begin this new contract with a way his profession his heading in a brand new course whether or not that be on the Magpies or the Saints with membership extensive assist crucial.
After his excellent finals sequence, the members have additionally been eager for the membership to retain him after he apologised for his behaviour on the mid-season journey in Bali and had his contract offer withdrawn and served a two-month ban following his arrest in New York in October final 12 months.