MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies looks on during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Looming as the starting ruckman spot for the All-Australian jacket and currently 7th favourite for the Brownlow medal, Brodie Grundy has put off new contract talks with the Pies.

Grundy has expressed his interest to stay with Collingwood, however, Tom Browne informed Talking Footy the star big-man is ‘miffed’ by the three-year deal in front of him.

“The Pies have offered Grundy a three-year deal,” Browne said on Monday night.

“The money’s not an issue. It’s around an $800,000-$850,000 a year.”

Suggestions of Grundy going home to his native South Australia have made his contract talks of some interest in the past few months, and it is believed anything less than a five-year offer will be enough to keep the ruckman at the Holden Centre.

“I don’t think he thinks it’s a respectable offer,” Browne added.

“I think he’s a bit miffed by it to be honest.”

Grundy has played all of his 127 games with the Pies since debuting in 2013, and has averaged 17.4 disposals, 31.3 hitouts and 4.0 clearances across his career.