GWS has been under constant threat of losing players ever since the club’s inception and recent years have shown no letup in this regard.
According to Sam Edmund, rival clubs are very keen to put forward big money offers for the Giants stars who come out of contract at the end of next season, including Jeremy Cameron and Lachie Whitfield.
“You look at next year and it’s absolutely chock-a-block and it’s chock-a-block at one club in particular,” Edmund said on SEN Breakfast.
“That is the increasingly vulnerable and ongoingly vulnerable GWS Giants.
“When you’ve got Lachie Whitfield, Jeremy Cameron; to a lesser extent Zac Williams… all available next year it makes for a tantalising prospect for rival clubs.
“Make no mistake, the interest is off the charts for these guys.”
However, according to Edmund, several key Giants have banded together and agreed to see things through in New South Wales, even if it costs them big money contracts.
“I’ve actually been told that … Whitfield, Cameron, (Toby) Greene, Josh Kelly and Stephen Coniglio have made a pact to stay together up there,” Edmund continued.
“They’ve spoken about the fact that they are all happy to take less money to stay at GWS than they would get elsewhere in the interest of staying together.”
GWS has managed to tie down the likes of Kelly and Coniglio over the past few seasons and with the club having made their first Grand Final, the group will be desperate to try and go one step further.