Greater Western Sydney forward Devon Smith has denied reports he could join Collingwood next season, stating he is committed to the Giants.
Reports emerged earlier this week that Smith, 23, has strong links to Collingwood and will be pursued hard by the Pies this off-season.
Smith is close friends with former Giants pair, Taylor Adams and Adam Treloar and was coached by Nathan Buckley at under-16 level.
However, the 97-gamer , who is out of contract, said he hopes to sign a new contract with the Giants shortly.
“I talk to ‘Tay’ (Taylor Adams) but it’s not like he’s their list manager, so I don’t know where they got that one from,” Smith said.
“He calls me once a week, I call him to see how he’s going, and obviously I text Will Hoskin-Elliott and ‘Adzy’ (Adam Treloar) to see how they’re going because we were mates for four or five years.
“Last year I missed a large chunk of the season so I just want to play some good footy, and I’m loving being here.”
Collingwood currently has three former GWS players on its list, following the recruitment of Taylor Adams, Adam Treloar and Will Hoskin-Elliott in recent years.
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Smith was recruited from the Geelong Falcons with pick No.14 in the 2011 National Draft.
He has played all four games so far this season and booted two three goal hauls in the first two rounds against Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns.