Pies lock in Grundy to lucrative deal
COLLINGWOOD has bowed to Brodie Grundy’s contract demands, agreeing to a mega seven-year deal for their prized ruckman.
Grundy, 25, will earn in the vicinity of $1 million a year which will make him the highest-paid ruckman in the history of the game.
Grundy, who was to be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, is holidaying in South America. He will return to Australia next month.
Minor details are still being finalised, but News Corp can reveal Grundy has agreed to stay a Magpie, most likely for his entire career. The bumper seven-year commitment to Grundy is the first of four major signings the Magpies have to complete. Forward Jordan De Goey, defender Darcy Moore and skipper Scott Pendlebury all have expiring contracts at the end of the 2020 season.
The three of them will command salaries estimated to be between $700,000 and $1 million a year. In recent days, the Pies announced the re-signings of veterans Travis Varcoe and Ben Reid.