Collingwood star Jordan de Goey has inked a two-year extension with the club, tying him at the Holden Centre until at least the end of the 2020 season.
The 22-year old is enjoying a career-best season for the Pies, averaging 17.6 disposals per game and booting 19 goals from 11 games.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to remain at Collingwood and grateful to the people who have helped me find my way,” De Goey told Collingwood Media.
“I’m happy to have a club and some fantastic people around me that I can rely on, trust and enjoy life with. And there is clearly something building at Collingwood that I want to share in.
“The interest from elsewhere was flattering and I hope I dealt with those enquiries respectfully.
“I’ll now continue to push to improve, to get the best out of myself and those around me.”
— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) July 1, 2018
De Goey has knocked back million dollar offers from rival clubs to continue his career in the black and white, but is likely to seek a bigger contract at the end of his new deal.
Collingwood List Manager Ned Guy was thrilled to lock away de Goey until 2020.
“‘Jordy’ wants to be as good as he can possibly be. He said a number of times in the discussions we had over his new contract that he wants to keep improving and making the right calls, to take on more responsibility,” Guy told Collingwood Media.
“It’s obviously pleasing and rewarding for a lot of people at Collingwood who have invested a great deal in ‘Jordy’ that he wants to realise his ambitions at Collingwood, which he sees as his football home.”
De Goey has played 61 games for Collingwood since being taken with the fifth pick in the 2014 draft and booted 55 goals.