AFL Rd 3 - Brisbane v West Coast
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Charlie Cameron of the Lions celebrates a goal the round 3 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Star Brisbane forward Charlie Cameron looks set to recommit to a long-term contract extension with the Lions, according to the Herald Sun.

Brisbane will look to secure Cameron’s signature on a four or five-year deal, fighting off cashed-up Victorian rivals.

Reports claim Cameron may earn up to $750,000 a season, a big increase compared to his previous salary of about $650,000, according to the Herald Sun.

Cameron’s salary increase highlights his status as one of the most damaging forwards in the competition.

The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of 2021, but his manager Andrew McDougall and Lions list manager Dom Ambrogio are moving quickly to secure his services long term.

In June, Channel 7 reported that Cameron would explore his options if a suitable deal couldn’t be reached, which encouraged the Lions to move quickly to secure their star forward on a long-term deal.

Cameron loomed as a potential target for both Carlton and North Melbourne.

Cameron has kicked 15 goals so far in 2020 and sits fourth in the Coleman Medal race.

His signature will be another list management win for the Lions, who may be preparing for a raid of their own in this year’s trade period.

Along with the recruitment of Cameron from the Crows, Brownlow fancy Lachie Neale has been a great trade success for the Lions coming across from Fremantle.

The superstar midfielder is now widely regarded as one of the best players in the competition.