Collingwood Magpies Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Darcy Moore of the Magpies in action during a Collingwood Magpies AFL Training Session at Holden Centre on June 09, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Collingwood defender Darcy Moore is understood to be weighing up a long-term contract extension that would secure the All-Australian backman's future with the Magpies for at least a further five seasons.

Moore is among the top bracket of free agents this season and is sure to be a priority re-signing for Craig McRae, with the 26-year-old seen as arguably Collingwood's most valued asset.

A career-best campaign in 2020 saw Moore rewarded with a new two-year deal, a period that has seen the father-son selection emerge as one of the AFL's premier defenders.

An injury-riddled campaign hindered Moore's 2021 season, however his value to the Magpies has remained paramount, with market price sure to see the club's vice-captain earn a substantial wage in the coming years.

Having already locked away defensive trio Brayden Maynard, Jeremy Howe and Isaac Quaynor in recent months, Moore's signature is sure to be the next in McRae's sights.

According to's Cal Twomey, Collingwood have placed a new deal to Moore that would see the gun Magpie remain at the AIA Centre for a further five or six seasons, with Moore now weighing up the offer.

Seen as a future captain of the club, Moore is tipped to be a stalwart in McRae's plans to steer Collingwood back toward premiership contention.

The Oakleigh Chargers product has gained reported interest from Sydney in the past, however has pledged his allegiance to Collingwood across eight seasons.

Star Magpie Jordan De Goey is among the handful of Collingood platers who join Moore in being yet to recommit to the club past 2022.

Mason Cox, Jamie Elliott and Jordan Roughead are also eligible for free agency this season, while high-profile names across the league in Jack Macrae, Ton Hawkins, Lance Franklin, James Sicily, Robbie Gray, Dayne Zorko, Angus Brayshaw and Jayden Short are also listed as free agents.

Moore and the Magpies will begin their 2022 AFL season against St Kilda on Friday night at Marvel Stadium in what will be the key backman's 103rd appearance in black and white.