Adelaide Crows star Rory Sloane has ended speculation on his future by putting pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal with the South Australian club.
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The news will come as a massive boost for the Crows, with the 25-year-old due to come out of contract at the end of the season.
Sloane has been one of Adelaide’s most consistent performers in the past few years, and the Eastern Ranges product said he was ecstatic to seal his future with the club.
“I have said many times before how much I respect and love this club and, in particular, the playing group,” Sloane said in a club statement.
“With the support of my fiancé Belinda and family, I have been in constant talks with the club and am thrilled to sign a new deal.
“Our club is built on a team-first attitude and elite standards and it allows us all to thrive and improve, and there is no doubt success lies ahead.”
Crows coach Phil Walsh said Sloane was a crucial part of the football club both on and off the field.
“Rory epitomises the type of person we want at the Adelaide Football Club,” Walsh said.
“He lives by elite standards and inspires others to do the same and you can always count on him to get the job done on game day.”
Taken at pick no.44 in the 2008 national draft, Sloane has played 107 games since making his debut against Hawthorn in round 20, 2009.
Sloane was crowned Club Champion in 2013.