MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Jason Johannisen of the Bulldogs and Tyson Goldsack of the Magpies compete for the ball during the round one AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs premiership star Jason Johannisen has reportedly put contract talks with the club on hold until the end of the season. has reported the Bulldogs and Johannisen’s management remain “a long way apart over the terms of a new contract”.

Due to the two parties being unable to reach an agreement at the moment, negotiations will be put on hold until season’s end.


The 2016 Norm Smith Medalist comes out of contract at the end of the year and is reportedly seeking a deal worth around $700,000 per season.

Johannisen starred in last year’s finals series, averaging 25 disposals across the four games and collecting 33 possessions, nine inside 50s and seven rebound 50s in the grand final.

He has played 65 games and kicked 20 goals for the Bulldogs, since being recruited with pick No.39 in the 2010 Rookie Draft.