West Coast veteran Jeremy McGovern is understood to have taken a significant pay cut in order to aid the Eagles' plans to retain a pair of club greats for next season.
The Perth powerhouse club are yet to confirm new contracts for duo Josh Kennedy and Shannon Hurn for the 2022 season, having battled with limited space in their salary cap.
While there has been little doubt as to where the senior pair would be playing next season, financial figures have delayed the Eagles from confirming extensions for Kennedy and Hurn.
An official announcement is now waiting on final alterations to McGovern's contract, with the champion defender set to sacrifice close to $200,000 in 2022, according to The West Australian's Ryan Daniels.
McGovern was reported to earn $1.1 million next year, however the 29-year-old is now accepting the reduced figure, which will subsequently aid West Coast's financial planning for the next 12 months.
Daniels' report suggests McGovern will make back the discounted fee in the future as part of a "contract restructure", with the four-time All-Australian currently contracted until the end of the 2023 season.
Kennedy and Hurn have played a combined 557 games in the blue and gold, with the latter leading the Eagles to their 2018 premiership win.