Jeremy Cameron looks set to become the next million-dollar long-term signing.
Cameron is out of contract at the end of the 2020 season and could become a free agent as a result, but it’s fully expected that he will remain at the Giants, shunning off interest from several Victorian clubs who have inquired about the Coleman medalist.
The Giants’ offer to Cameron is believed to be a six or seven-year deal in the region of a fraction below $1 million a season.
Although there is no timeline on when a deal could be struck, it’s believed Cameron will eventually sign on to remain at Greater Western Sydney after both the Giants and Cameron’s management appearing to be satisfied with current talks.
Cameron’s manager Alex McDonald has indicated that Cameron’s future would be at the club that recruited him as a 17-year old.
“Currently, Jeremy couldn’t be happier with the Giants and living in Sydney,’’ McDonald told the Herald Sun.
“Jeremy hasn’t put a time line on discussions (but) I’m sure it will all play out in time.
“I have left him alone over the break. He has been enjoying a well-earned break chasing the fish.’’
Cameron’s girlfriend is also said to enjoy the Sydney lifestyle.
Concerns from the Giants that he could be lured away to a rival club with a better financial offer are not apparent.
Cameron rejected rival offers in 2015 to remain with the Giants after signing a five-year deal with the club, and there are no signs that he wouldn’t accept a longer and more lucrative deal from the Giants moving forward.
The forward’s signature would continue the brilliant list management from the Giants after already locking away Stephen Coniglio until the end of 2026, Toby Greene and defender Nick Haynes until the end 2024, Harry Himmelberg until the end of 2023, young gun Tim Taranto until the end of 2022 and earlier this year announced Josh Kelly’s two-year contract extension, which also carries a multi-year option.
The Giants are also confident they will retain the services of guns Lachie Whitfield and Zac Williams long-term as well to keep their core further intact.