Sydney football manager Tom Harley has told Melbourne radio station SEN that Sydney young gun Zak Jones will remain at the Swans despite interest from Victorian clubs.
Jones is the younger brother of Melbourne co-captain Nathan, and is having a career year in 2017, averaging 21.1 disposals and 3.8 tackles a game.
The 22-year-old is reportedly being courted by at least four Victorian clubs, but Harley said the Swans were confident in retaining the young star.
“We don’t envisage any issues with that at all and while he hasn’t been signed to this point, there have been some fruitful discussions,” Harley told SEN Breakfast on Thursday morning.
“We’re confident where things are at and we’re in constant conversation with his manager Tom Petroro.”
Harley said he is aware about the speculation regarding Jones’ future, but admitted the club aren’t bothered by it.
“We hear the commentary but that’s all it is,” Harley said.
Jones has featured in every game for the Swans this season, and played in their grand final loss against the Western Bulldogs in 2016.