PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Josh Kennedy of the Eagles kicks on goal during the 2018 AFL round 18 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Collingwood and the Gold Coast both looked to pry away star Eagle Josh Kennedy, according to The Herald Sun.

The power forward recommitted to the Eagles this week on a one-year extension for 2021, but it has been revealed that the Magpies and Suns were both courting him.

Both clubs launched bids that would’ve seen Kennedy play on for one more season before transitioning into a coaching role, similar to Sam Mitchell’s deal with West Coast at the end of 2016.

It is believed that the 33-year old was initially weighing up retirement at the end of the 2020 season, before a return to form in the second half of the campaign convinced him to play on.

He finished the season with 34 goals from 17 games, finishing second in the Coleman Medal race.

Kennedy is likely to move into a coaching/development pathway with West Coast at the end of the season.

The premiership Eagle is a two-time Coleman medallist and three-time All-Australian.