According to The Age, the gun forward has put pen to paper on a two-year contract worth around $750,000 a season.
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The 24-year old is still awaiting his court case for an indecent assault charge relating to an incident in 2015. His hearing was moved from October to April 22 next year.
De Goey is also set to appear in court in March over driving incidents unrelated to the current charge.
The decision has been met with backlash and disenchantment from fans, who have threatened to cancel their memberships.
An online petition started by Collingwood members demanding answers over said list management decisions has over 11000 signatures.
Speaking on Triple M on Tuesday, Magpies president Eddie McGuire backed his club’s trade period strategy, saying it was part of a list “pivot”, not a fire sale.
“Nuance is everything. We could have gone on with the salary cap, so it wasn’t as if it was a fire sale,” McGuire said.
“The salary dump was about repositioning the salary cap for the future and to prepare for both a likely further cut to the salary cap and to be in the market for free agents, he said.
McGuire added that the impending salary cap cap cutbacks also factored into their decisions.
“We changed, we pivoted, and we’re looking ahead. And at any stage … 10, 15 per cent salary cap is going to come off, any day, and I’m led to believe that once upon a time it looked like it might be across the board, now it might be handed to the clubs (to make their own decisions on a player-by-player basis) and say ‘well, go your hardest,'” he said.
“Now that’s going to be nice and tasty, when everyone has to renegotiate every contract in the place in the next five minutes. So there’s going to be a bit more stories on all these types of things.”
Mason Cox, who activated an extra year on his contract in 2021 worth around $550,000, is expected to sign an extension on revised terms.