Greater Western Sydney youngster Josh Kelly is reportedly set to re-sign with the Gaints, despite several lucrative offers from rival clubs.
Kelly, who was recruited from Sandringham Dragons in Victoria, with pick No,2 in the 2013 National Draft, has played 60 games since making his debut in 2014.
The 21-year-old averaged 23.8 disposals, 3.8 marks and 3.9 tackles in 2016, playing every game.
He is set to come out of contract at the end of this season and is receiving strong interest from a number of Victorian clubs keen to lure him home.
However, SEN’s Sam McClure told the station’s breakfast program on Monday that the onballer is set to re-commit to the club via a two-year contract extension.
“Every single Victorian club that I have spoken to has made an enquiry about Josh Kelly. I think Melbourne is at the top of that list,” McClure said on SEN Breakfast.
“My understanding is that he is going to sign a two-year deal. He is contracted until the end of this year, so that would contract him for 2018 and 19.”
The Giants face the prospect of losing several stars, with a number of promising young guns out of contract at season’s end.
“Dylan Shiel is out of contract at the end of the year as well, Wayne Campbell (Giants list manager) has got a big job ahead of him trying to keep hold of these players,” McClure added.
Shiel and Adam Tomlinson headline the out of contract players set to attract the most interest this season.