Levi Greenwood explains his decision to leave North Melbourne for the Magpies.
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New Collingwood recruit Levi Greenwood says the security of a four-year deal and a permanent spot in the midfield were the two main factors in his decision to leave North Melbourne and join the Magpies.
North wanted to keep Greenwood, but the 25-year-old said he wanted to repay the faith shown in him by the Magpies.
“They’ve shown the faith of four years in me – it puts the pressure back on me and I definitely want to give something back,” he said.
Greenwood said although he played in almost every game for the Kangaroos last season, he found himself being pushed out of the midfield more than he liked.
“Even though I did have a full season at North I did find that I was getting pushed out a bit and we (North Melbourne) go very deep in the middle, and just the four-year security was a big motivator as well,” Greenwood said on Wednesday.
“There’s an opportunity in the midfield for me, full-time.
“Even thought I had a full season at North, I did find I was getting pushed out (of the midfield) a little bit.”