Bulldogs CEO Simon Garlick says the club remains hopeful of retaining Higgins’ services despite reported interest from a number of clubs.
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The Western Bulldogs are confident it can keep hold of free agent Shaun Higgins despite reported interest from a number of AFL clubs.
Higgins is a restricted free agent who is yet to recommit to the Bulldogs.
Back in July, AFL.com.au reported both club and player had not come to an agreement over the length of the deal, with the 26-year-old wanting a three year contract.
Bulldogs chief executive Simon Garlick told SEN Radio the club was still hopeful it could retain Higgins’ services, despite reported interest from Carlton, Richmond, North Melbourne and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
“Shaun has been a really good Bulldogs person, a fantastic person, fantastic family, been cruelled by injury,” Garlick said.
“He’s really one of those players who the minute they get the footy, you think, ‘Gee, they can play’, but he just hasn’t had a good run at it.
“Ironically this year, body wise, it’s probably been the best year he’s had.
“I’m not going to go into detail, but we continue having discussions with Shaun and I’m certainly hopeful that we can figure something out.”