West Coast have fended off curiosity from cashed-up rivals to re-sign rising star Oscar Allen till the top of 2025.
Allen was already contracted till the top of subsequent yr, however he had been attracting enormous curiosity from rival golf equipment after his standout performances this season.
The 22-year-old booted 5 objectives in opposition to Collingwood in spherical 5 and 4 objectives within the season-opener in opposition to Gold Coast, in addition to spending time within the ruck and defence this season.
Brownlow medallist Gerard Healy has been so impressed by Allen’s work that he stated the spearhead would have a price of round $1.2 million a season on the open market.
The Eagles had been at all times assured of re-signing Allen, and so they confirmed the information on Tuesday.
“It’s nice for me to have the safety of a contract extension,” Allen stated.
“I really like the membership and the enjoying group and need to be part of what we goal to attain in each the brief and medium time period. It means I can now totally consider footy.
“Personally, to have the ability to faucet into the information of blokes like Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and Jeremy McGovern has been nice. I sit up for enjoying extra soccer with them and studying much more.”
West Coast are nonetheless but to announce their determination on Willie Rioli, nevertheless it’s broadly anticipated the membership will give him one other likelihood.
Rioli’s future has been in limbo since he was caught with 24.23g of hashish throughout a screening at Darwin airport on April 23.
He failed to tell the Eagles in regards to the incident, with the membership solely discovering out when contacted by a journalist simply days earlier than the courtroom listening to.
The 25-year-old pleaded responsible to possession in a Darwin courtroom, however he escaped conviction and was positioned on a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Rioli’s two-year ban for twice substituting urine throughout an anti-doping check and testing optimistic to hashish on sport day is because of expire on August 20, and he’s free to renew coaching from June 20.