Fyfe re-signs with Dockers
Nat Fyfe has signed a six-year contract extension with Fremantle and now looks certain to see out his career with the Dockers.
Fremantle last week denied the superstar had inked a new contract, but on Monday Fyfe confirmed he had ended months of free agency speculation by committing his long-term playing future to the club.
I really love playing for the club and I'm really grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to be here for the next six years.Nat Fyfe
The rebuilding Dockers have resigned their 25-year-old captain until the end of 2023. It's believed Fyfe will earn at least $1-1.2million per season under the terms of his new contract, which is the longest extension in the club's history.
Fyfe would have become a restricted free agent if he had not signed before the end of the season, but made it clear he had always wanted to stay.
"I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity. Freo has been my home since the start of my career and I've since grown into a leadership role," he said. "I really love playing for the club and I'm really grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to be here for the next six years."
The 2015 Brownlow medallist had been linked to several clubs, including St Kilda and Carlton.
But Fyfe made it clear late last year he saw his playing future at Fremantle, and reiterated those comments when he assumed the captaincy from David Mundy in February.
His manager Jason Dover said although the midfielder had received a lot of interest from rival clubs, he had never been tempted to leave.
"Once Nat had decided to stay the negotiation process with all parties was handled very professionally," added Dover. "We believe the contract extension is a great result for both Nat and the club; the future is exciting for him to lead this young team into a new era."
Fyfe is averaging 26 disposals per game this year, as well as 14.3 contested possessions and 5.7 clearances.
Fremantle are 11/10 to win their next game against Hawthorn, who are 77/100.
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