MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Shaun Higgins of the Kangaroos in action during the 2019 AFL round 22 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Marvel Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Despite being contracted at North Melbourne for the 2020 season, reports continue to circulate regarding the potential for North veteran Shaun Higgins to move to Geelong.

Speaking to SEN Breakfast, Sam Edmund provided an update on the situation given Higgins has been offered a one-year extension by the Roos.

“Plenty of people around this are convinced he’s going to Geelong already, but the official word is it’s still being worked out,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“The facts are that Higgins is contracted until the end of 2020 and North has made an offer to extend that until 2021.

“It’s not all about the money, Higgins is well set up away from the game, but we’re hearing he wants more than 2021.

“He would be 34 in March of 2022, but you get the feeling he could play for a long time.

“Geelong are the big players here. They’ve come really hard. Higgins is from that part of the world, he played for the Geelong Falcons, a lot of his family is still down there.

“His intention has always been to be a North player, to work it out with is current club, but how’s these for a set of challenges Higgins and his management team have been faced with?

“The GM of football Cameron Joyce is gone. The chief executive Carl Dilena is gone. The list manager Michael McMahon has gone. The new GM of football Brady Rawlings hasn’t even started and won’t until December. Who are they even talking to down there? No wonder it is dragging on.”

Geelong could potentially add Higgins from North Melbourne and Jack Steven from St Kilda in the off-season with the future of All-Australian midfielder Tim Kelly still up in the air.