MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Quinton Narkle (L) and Luke Dahlhaus of the Cats celebrate during the 2021 AFL Round 11 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 29, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Geelong midfielder Quinton Narkle has reportedly re-committed to the Cats for the 2022 season, amid speculation of a move due to a lack of opportunity.

Narkle, drafted with Pick 60 by Geelong in 2016, suited up 13 times for the Cats in 2021 and averaged 16.5 disposals, three marks and two tackles.

Ralph Carr, Narkle's agent, toldĀ SEN.com.au thatĀ he is hopeful of an imminent agreement between the two sides.

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"To be totally transparent, we're working through a deal (to stay). If we get the deal done, great, if we can't get the deal done, he might go," Carr said.

"But at this point I'm hopeful he's going to stay and that we can get the right deal across the line."

It was rumoured that the 23-year-old may have been seeking more opportunity elsewhere, with close friend Shai Bolton -- also managed by Carr -- a key part of Richmond's best-22.

However, Carr said suggestions of a Narkle move to Richmond or elsewhere had no basis.

"It's never been anything but positive with the Cats from the day I started managing Quinton," Carr said.

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"They've been terrific, the Cats."

After signing a one-year deal with Geelong in 2020, Narkle -- for now -- is without a contract for the 2022 season.