PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Josh Jenkins of the Crows celebrates a goal during the round 12 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at Domain Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Adelaide confident Jenkins will re-sign

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he is hopeful forward Josh Jenkins will put pen to paper on a new deal with the club very soon.

The in-form Jenkins has been the speculation of several rumours about his future this season, with the Lions reported to have offered the 27-year-old a $750,000 per season deal.

Jenkins’ stocks have gone through the roof this season, booting 37 goals in 12 games, as he and fellow forwards Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts and Tom Lynch have gone about forming a formidable forward line.

“We’re trying to avoid it becoming a distraction … Josh is really clear that he’s a required and wanted player at the footy club,” Pyke said.

“He’s really made some great strides and he’s indicated that he’s really keen to stay.

“So those two things add up to – a player who’s wanted and a player who wants to stay – well hopefully we can get something concluded in the near term.”

The Crows host North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.