Sport Josh Kelly to re-sign with Giants: reports

01:36  14 september  2017
01:36  14 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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Josh Kelly of the Giants is seen in action during the Round 23 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the GWS Giants at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Saturday, August 26, 2017. © AAP Image/Julian Smith Josh Kelly of the Giants is seen in action during the Round 23 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the GWS Giants at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Saturday, August 26, 2017. In-demand AFL star Josh Kelly has reportedly agreed to re-sign with Greater Western Sydney, shunning big-money offers from rival clubs.

The 22-year-old midfielder is close to inking a two-year deal contract extension, according to multiple media outlets.

The Victorian had been expected to extend his time at the Giants despite suitors from his home state lining up to make offers.

He was reportedly offered a nine-year deal by North Melbourne worth $10 million, with the Giants' contract believed to be worth around $300,000 less per season.

It comes amid an impressive 2017 campaign for Kelly, who was rewarded with his maiden All-Australian selection after averaging 29.4 disposals a game for GWS.

The Giants celebrated another list management win on Wednesday when 2012 No.1 draft pick Lachie Whitfield re-signed until 2020.

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