Collingwood CEO says De Goey contract talks are “following well”


Collingwood CEO Mark Anderson has shed new light on the ongoing contract talks between Jordan De Goey and the club.

Anderson told AFL Nation that Football General Manager Graham Wright has been in talks with De Goey’s manager Ryan Vague about a new deal and that those talks are going well.

“Wrighty has picked up a lot of conversations with Jordan’s agent, which is normal and continues, really good communication and dialogue between the two over a long period of time,” he said.

“He’s had a great year on the pitch and he’s tracking it really well.”

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a strong campaign in 2022, averaging 21.5 disposals (the highest in his career) and 1.1 goals per game en route to 31 votes from the AFLCA Coaches Association.

Having endured a difficult season after being embroiled in an off-field incident in New York, Anderson says De Goey enjoys the tutelage of new coach Craig McRae and is content with the club, with the finer details as the only guideline for a new contract.

“He enjoys his football, he enjoys our environment and he enjoys what Craig has brought. He is in a very good space, the contract talks are taking place normally and we are hopeful that there will be a good result there,” he explained.

“It will take a while, but it will follow well.”

If the star decides he wants to explore his options as a restricted free agent, he can deal with offers from rival clubs, but Collingwood will have the opportunity to match any contract submitted.

Essendon and St Kilda are reportedly considering deals of around $1 million, but those rumors would be quashed if De Goey keeps his word and re-signs with the famed club.