";s:4:"text";s:3668:"Who does the data say were the big winners and losers of a confusing AFL trade period? Jeremy Cameron a Magpie. Collingwood in talks with ruckman Brodie Grundy on new contract as Pies ward off rival suitors. âI hope that heâs got at least four years back to the level that he was, but you couldnât be confident in that. Love this group. Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed that Brodie Grundy will score a seven-year AFL deal, after initial reluctance from the club. Reserved. Grundy would also need plenty of convincing to walk away from a contract that will see him earn around $7 million over the length of the deal. "We've been confident all along that we'll come to an agreement that suits both parties and there's been a bit of give on both sides. The Magpies allowed James Aish to move to Fremantle in last year's trade period, but with the likes of Taylor Adams, Adam Treloar, Steele Sidebottom and Pendlebury on substantial deals more would need to be done to free up funds. Tom Lynch also joined Richmond last year from Gold Coast on a seven-year contract. I reckon Sydney would suit his lifestyle and they’re desperate for a ruckman," he added. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. With the spectre of free agency looming at the end of 2020, Grundy's wish for a long-term deal has been granted by the Pies, who have secured their talismanic ruck until 2027.
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