West Coast are in advanced talks to extend the contract of Brownlow Medal winner Matt Priddis.
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Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis is close to signing a new deal with the West Coast Eagles.
The midfielder is already locked into the Eagles for the 2015 season, but the two parties are in advanced talks to extend his contract until the end of 2016.
West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbitt told The Sunday Times that a new contract be may be announced as early as the end of this week.
“He’s got an existing contract and what we’ve been doing with Pridda is rolling his contracts over,” Nisbett said.
“So I know it’s pretty close to rolling over into another year so it will be 2015-16 and so far it’s heading in the right direction.”
Priddis is set for a lucrative pay rise off the back of his somewhat surprising Brownlow medal win.
“There will be some upside, there’s always some upside and he’ll get some upside regardless of what we pay him on the back of his Brownlow win,” Nisbett said.
“Really the big thing for Pridda is security, I think.
“It gives him another year, he deserves that and he keeps soldiering on.”