Collingwood coach Craig McRae says he’d “love” Jordan De Goey to remain on the membership past this season amid uncertainty across the star free agent’s future.
De Goey was influential with 25 disposals, 10 contested, one aim and 9 clearances within the Magpies’ thrilling seven-point win over Melbourne on Friday evening, a efficiency McRae believes was “his finest sport of the 12 months.”
Collingwood pulled a $3.2 million contract provide to De Goey after his Bali exploits earlier this 12 months and delay contract talks with the star midfielder/ahead till season’s finish as rival golf equipment together with St Kilda circle.
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And talking after the Pies’ Eleventh-straight win on Friday evening, McRae hoped De Goey would recommit to the membership.
“He‘s a free agent. That’s his proper to discover his choices. I communicate authentically; I’d love Jordy to remain. I’d,” the Magpies coach mentioned.
“That’s going to create a headline however we’ll simply stay within the second and let Jordy hold being himself in the environment and make us higher. Nights like tonight are good examples of his belongings that makes us higher.
“I believed it was his finest sport for the 12 months. I believed he was a star. I believed he genuinely flipped the sport round clearance.
“We couldn‘t get the ball out of centre bounces, we obtained smashed in there once more and he simply had this shrug the shoulders and swagger to get out of visitors.”
It comes every week after De Goey was best-on-ground in Collingwood’s win over Port Adelaide after getting back from a three-game absence with a quad problem.
Teammate and shut good friend Brayden Maynard additionally wished to see the De Goey keep within the black and white past 2023.
“He’s not going anyplace, I’ll be certain that of that. I haven’t had a chat with him about it, however I’m positive he’ll make the best name,” he instructed Fox Footy post-match.
“If we desires to depart, then he leaves, however I’m in his ear in the meanwhile. I simply need what’s finest for him, so simply obtained to be with him.”
The 25-year previous’s contact negotiations are one among a number of large ticket objects for Collingwood to deal with forward of an eventful low season, with Brodie Grundy’s future additionally unsure because the Pies have been linked to the likes of Dan McStay, Tim Taranto and Bobby Hill.
De Goey has averaged a career-best 21.1 disposals per contest this season and booted 15 objectives from as many video games as he performs for arguably essentially the most important contract extension of his profession.
St Kilda legend Nick Riewoldt thinks De Goey staying on the Magpies on a shorter deal is perhaps in his finest pursuits to remain “on the sting” as an alternative of taking over a extra profitable deal elsewhere.
“I feel that’s what you weigh up and the scenario that’s going to convey the very best out of your self,” he mentioned on Fox Footy.
“If being on the sting and solely having a two-year deal goes to imply you make actually good selections by way of your profession, then possibly that’s the very best factor for him.
“Fairly than simply large carrot financially and safety, possibly taking part in on the sting is perhaps the very best various.”