CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Lachie Whitfield of the Giants congratulates team mate Steve Johnson of the Giants after kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Port Adelaide Power at Star Track Oval on April 17, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Former No.1 draft pick and arguably the most sought after out-of-contract GWS youngster, Lachie Whitfield has signed a two-year contract extension with the Giants, Fairfax Media has reported.

Whitfield reportedly rejected several lucrative offers from Victorian clubs, to re-commit to the league’s newest franchise in a deal worth a reported $1 million.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Lachie Whitfield of the Giants congratulates team mate Steve Johnson of the Giants after kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Port Adelaide Power at Star Track Oval on April 17, 2016 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 17: Lachie Whitfield of the Giants congratulates team mate Steve Johnson of the Giants after kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Port Adelaide Power at Star Track Oval on April 17, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Essendon, North Melbourne and St Kilda were among the club’s vying for the 21-year-old’s signature.

Whitfield has played 58 games for the Giants since making his debut in Round 1, 2013.

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