Cats tie Parfitt to new deal

17 November 2020 16:48:44 GMTPlus11

Geelong have secured the future of young midfield ace Brandan Parfitt, who has penned a new two-year contract extension with the Cats.

Parfitt had an outstanding season in the Geelong midfield in 2020 making 107 tackles, which was the second most across the AFL.

So it is no surprise Geelong have moved quickly to tie him down, with the new deal set to keep him at the Cattery until the end of the 2022 season.

It has been claimed that Greater Western Sydney were attempting to land Parfitt as part of the trade that saw Jeremy Cameron move to the Cats, but that was never going to happen.

Geelong rate Parfitt too highly, while the player himself had no intention of swapping clubs.

"Brandan is an integral part of our future, so we're pleased to have secured him until the end of 2022," General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said.

"Since arriving at the club, he has developed into one of the club's most versatile players and we are excited to see where he can take his game in the next two seasons.

"Brandan displays the values we aspire to live by and is part of a nucleus of young players that represent an exciting future for the Geelong Football Club."

Geelong will now turn their attention to securing the futures of their out of contract stars with new deals for Tom Hawkins and Zach Tuohy set to be announced.

Lachie Henderson and Quinton Narkle are also among the players without contracts for 2021.

Geelong are priced at 11/2 to win the 2021 AFL grand final.

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