The West Coast Eagles are set to offer veterans Luke Shuey and Nic Naitanui new deals for the 2023 seasons as the club continues its rebuild, per reports from Nine News Perth.
The Eagles have managed just two wins thus far into the season, sitting equal last on the ladder with North Melbourne with a percentage of just 57.4%.
Facing their worst season since the club's inception, the Eagles are squarely in rebuilding mode, with the club keen to keep their ageing talent around to aid the development of some of their young names.
Shuey, who made his debut for the club in 2010, has since gone on to play 233 games for the Eagles. A Norm Smith medallist and two-time club best and fairest, the skipper isn't ready to hang up the boots just yet, playing 12 games so far this season.
Naitanui is also reportedly set to put pen to paper to continue his illustrious career, despite managing just five games so far in 2022. The 32-year-old has been sidelined for most of the season with a knee injury, with soreness forcing him out of the side in Round 18.
The three-time All Australian is set to miss Round 19's clash against St Kilda, but may still find himself in Eagles colours come 2023 despite his season inching towards a premature end.
Shuey and Naitanui to be at @WestCoastEagles in 2023 to help guide rebuild.
Jack Redden to trigger contract extension following strong year.
— Paddy Sweeney (@SweeneyPaddy9) July 18, 2022
Elsewhere at the club, Jack Redden is set to trigger a new contract extension after an impressive 2022 campaign. The 31-year-old has played all but one game this season, averaging 21.7 disposals and 5.1 tackles per match.
The veteran Eagle reached the 250-game milestone earlier in the year, now set to continue his career into a fourteenth year.
While the three are set to ink new deals, fellow veteran Josh Kennedy is inching closer to retirement. Nine News reported that the 34-year-old's last game is scheduled for Round 21, when the Eagles face Adelaide at Optus Stadium.
Kennedy has played 291 games since his debut in 2006, kicking 713 goals throughout his distinguished career. The Eagle has claimed the Coleman Medal twice, while being awarded the club's best and fairest award on three occasions.