HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Tim Taranto of the Giants kicks whilst being tackled by Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos during the round 13 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Greater Western Sydney GIants at Blundstone Arena on June 16, 2019 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greater Western Sydney star midfielder Tim Taranto has re-signed with the Giants, adding another two years to his contract, staying with GWS until the end of 2022.

Since being picked up by GWS in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft at pick number two, Taranto has gone on to play 55 games for the Giants, quickly becoming one of their star midfielders.

In his third season at the club, Taranto is currently averaging 28.3 disposals and 6.7 tackles per game, seeing him ranked fourth in the league for tackles. Not to mention Taranto is ranked elite for kicks, tackles and pressure acts in the competition.

Taranto is excited for his future ahead and excited to continue at the Giants.

“I love this football club, I love the people in this football club, I love Sydney,” he told the club’s website.

“I’m just loving life at the moment and didn’t want that to change so I thought I may as well re-sign.

“I want to repay the club as well, they’ve shown a lot of faith in me. I’m looking forward to finishing the season off strongly.”

Taranto is not the only one excited about re-committing to the club, list manager Jason McCartney is also thrilled about Taranto’s contract extension.

“Tim is fast becoming an elite midfielder in the competition and we’re thrilled to add another two years to his contract,” McCartney told gwsgiants.com.au.

“What he’s achieved in his first three years in the competition is simply outstanding and he puts in a lot of hard work on and off the field.

“A fantastic person, Tim is an emerging young leader of our club and we’re excited about what the future holds for him.”