GWS tall Jeremy Finlayson has recommitted to the club for a further three years, leaving uncertainty around the re-signing of other key players on the Giants list.
The 24-year-old has found himself out of favour at times in 2020, despite booting 44 goals last season, with young Giant Jake Riccardi slotting in as the club’s tall forward alongside Jeremy Cameron and Harry Himmelberg.
A number of rival clubs begun to making inquiries over Finlayson’s services after Riccardi’s impressive AFL debut, with many fearing the club is too top heavy inside 50.
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“It’s an unreal feeling, I’ve been here since the start of my career,” Finlayson said.
“I’m happy with another three years here, it’s a great club with a great culture and I’m really happy.”
However, free agent Jeremy Cameron is yet to sign a new deal, with Finlayson’s signing a big boost for a club who could lose a number of players in the off-season.
GWS’ first-round draft trio from 2018 – Jye Caldwell, Jackson Hately and Xavier O’Halloran – all remain without new deals for next season, with a number of rivals circling.
Harry Perryman and Zac Williams are other Giants linked to moves away from the club, with defender Aidan Corr departing the Giants on Monday after announcing he would take up his free agency options and return to Victoria.
Corr is set to sign a multi-year deal at North Melbourne.