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Star Giant pens multi-year extension


Toby Greene is set to sign a long-term extension with Greater Western Sydney, according to SEN newsman Sam Edmund.

The Giants are set to make two major announcements today, one being a sponsorship deal and the other being the contract news regarding their star small forward.

"A huge six-year multi-million dollar contract will be signed by Toby Greene," Edmund told SEN Breakfast.

"As a Victorian, I guess the Giants always feel there is that risk that he does come back, so it is a big coup for them."

Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon lauded the deal, believing Greene is one of the best front half players in the competition.

"Behind Buddy, he is the most dynamic forward in the game," he said.

Previously, Lyon has stated Greene is worth a million dollars, and it seems the 24-year-old has been rewarded with that type of cash.

Giants football manager Wayne Campbell says the decision to sign Greene for a further six years was a no-brainer. “It is probably the longest deal the club has ever done, it takes him to 31,” he told SEN’s KB and The Doc.

“He doesn’t miss too many games from injury, he’s been pretty durable. He had a bit of an interrupted pre-season this year through a broken toe, but he’ll play on Friday night (against Sydney in the JLT Community Series).

“He’s an incredibly good player and also a free agent in a couple of years’ time. We’ve brought him out of that he’ll be a Giant for life. It was an easy decision for him, but it certainly was for us as well.”

The 2016 Kevin Sheedy Medallist kicked 45 goals in 19 matches last season. GWS' 2018 campaign kicks on Sunday March 25 against the Western Bulldogs.

Listen to Wayne Campbell discussing Greene's re-signing below:

Toby GREENE Greater Western Sydney SEN Breakfast Sam Edmund Garry Lyon Wayne Campbell KB and the Doc

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