West Coast are trying to make out-of-contract star Andrew Gaff an Eagle for life after reportedly offering the Victorian a six-year deal.
Gaff has sparked plenty of interest from hometown clubs as his contract is set to expire at season’s end. However, if he accepts the deal with the Eagles, he’ll be with them until 2024.
Gaff has shown to be one of the league’s most durable players, missing only one game after his debut season in 2011.
He is one of the league’s best midfielders averaging 29.5 disposals and a career-high 8.8 contested possessions in 12 games this season.
Gaff has previously stated playing in a premiership will have an affect on where he decides to go.
Melbourne, Carlton, North Melbourne and St Kilda are among the clubs from Gaff’s hometown who are rumoured to have shown interest in bringing him over.
Gaff is happy with the Eagle’s start to the season but has said it hasn’t changed his mind on holding off signing until the season ends.
“It’s very exciting for the footy club, but I’ve been pretty firm in my stance that I’ll get that (contract) done later in the year,” Gaff told afl.com.au.
“But it’s just so exciting the youth and enthusiasm at the club at the moment and, obviously, the excitement around the state of WA with us playing well.
“I am more focused on that and what will happen, will happen later in the year.”