MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies celebrates kicking a goal during the round eight AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

SEN Breakfast co-host and former Essendon captain, Tim Watson, believes star ruckman Brodie Grundy will extend his contract with Collingwood before the end of the season.

Watson told listeners on SEN on Wednesday morning that he feels Grundy will agree to a five-year deal, rather than a seven-year deal.

“I’m thinking that they might just join at the middle there somewhere (five-year deal),” Watson said.

“I’m hearing that (Grundy) will budge. You may find that this gets announced before the end of the season.”

Adelaide have been linked to Grundy, who grew up in South Australia and he is yet to extend his contract with the Pies beyond 2020.

Grundy, who averages 21 disposals and 41 hit-outs per game is set to be selected in the 2019 All-Australian Team on Wednesday night.