Herald Sun journalist Sam Edmund believes GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio will remain a Giant next season, saying his re-signing is a “fait accompli.”
Coniglio is a restricted free agent at season’s end, and has been linked to Carlton and Hawthorn, as well as news earlier this week suggesting St Kilda were set to offer him a large, lucrative contract.
However, Edmund believes clubs can do as they please now, with Coniglio’s mind already made up.
“I don’t even think Hawthorn were a legitimate chance to get him,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.
“I’m ruling them out. I think he’ll stay. I think it’s a fait accompli.”
Coniglio has played 130 games for the Giants, and has averaged 24.7 disposals and 4.6 clearances per game over his eight-year career.