According to Channel 7 reporter Tom Browne, Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy could command as much as $1.3 million per season on the open market, as he looks to commit to a long-term contract.
Grundy’s current deal with the Pies ends at the end of the 2020 season, and while Collingwood are interested in re-signing the ruckman as soon as possible, Browne believes Grundy is happy to wait a little longer and “assess his options.”
“I’ll start tonight on Brodie Grundy, who’s the highest profile restricted free agent at the end of next year, arguably at the moment the best player in the comp,” Browne told Talking Footy.
“Collingwood was keen to wrap up a deal as long as seven years… but I think Grundy tonight wants to wait and assess his options.
“From South Australia, Adelaide is the club most likely to pay him his open market rate, which would be as much as $1.2 or $1.3 million dollars per season.”
Grundy has played 116 games for the Pies since making his debut in round 18, 2013, and has career averages of 17.1 disposals, 30.2 hitouts and 4.2 tackles per game.