Collingwood have offered star ruckman Brodie Grundy a seven-year mega deal, according to various reports.
The Pies were initially reluctant to hand the 25-year old a seven-year contract, but have reportedly bowed to his contract demands.
It is believed that the deal is worth around $1 million a year, which would make Grundy the highest paid ruckman in the game’s history.
He is currently overseas weighing up the terms of the deal and due to return to pre-season at the Holden Centre in December.
Collingwood originally offered a five-year deal post-season but have since bumped up their offer to meet Grundy’s demands.
The South Australian had previously admitted the lure of going home but remains key to remain a Magpie.
“Obviously, Collingwood gave me an opportunity to play AFL football and I love the club and where I am at, and personally what I give to the team,” Grundy said at a Spring Racing launch in October.
“So if something was to eventuate … (that would be good). It’s not like it is a closed shop.
“I am an open book and I am pretty transparent and I have been pretty transparent all the way through.
“The conversation is there (for seven years) … if they would like it.”
Grundy leads a host of big-name Magpies out of contract at the end of 2020, including Darcy Moore, Jordan de Goey and Scott Pendlebury.