MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Toby Greene of the Giants runs with the ball during the round five AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

GWS star Toby Greene is set to play on the average AFL wage during the 2019 season, despite signing a big six-year deal earlier this year in March.

Greene – who has been injured for the majority of the 2018 campaign playing just three games – will be on $300,000-$350,000 according to The Age, to help the Giants deal with their tight salary cap.

The All-Australian was one of several players the Giants spoke to following last season regarding their contracts, with GWS suggesting players back-end their deals to help alleviate some salary cap pressure in the short term.

Over the course of Greene’s six-year deal, it is believed he will be averaging $750,000 per season.

The Giants believe they are now finally in the market to recruit a consistent player next season, although The Age understand they don’t have enough salary cap space to target a player like Rory Sloane or Andrew Gaff, who will command upwards of $800,000 a season.