SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Lachie Whitfield of the Giants celebrates a goal during the round 15 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Geelong Cats at Spotless Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

GWS star Lachie Whitfield has put pen to paper on a massive contract extension with the Giants.

Whitfield has signed a seven-year deal, that will take him through to the end of the 2027 season.

The 25-year-old was set to be a free agent at the end of the 2020 campaign, but the new contract takes him off the market.

The speedy utility had a brilliant season in 2019, averaging 27.0 disposals, 7.7 marks, 3.6 inside 50s, 3.4 rebound 50s and 3.4 clearances per game.

“I’ve known my future is in Sydney for a long time,” Whitfield told the club’s website.

“I play for success and so being at the GIANTS is clearly the best option for me.

“As a club we’ve been in four finals in a row now and we’re a hungry group who continually drive each other to be better than the season before.

“This is an outstanding club with outstanding people and I’m excited to be here.”