North Melbourne midfielder Shaun Higgins has confirmed that he met with Geelong after the Kangaroos' season.
Higgins today warded off speculation of a potential move to the Cats by inking a one-year contract extension at Arden Street, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2021.
However, he admits he did explore his options before finalising the deal.
“Post-season, I did (meet with Geelong),” the dual Syd Barker medallist told SEN’s Whateley.
“I’ll be honest with that because I’ve been honest the whole way through.
“That was because of where we got to, but yeah as I just mentioned to you guys and I mentioned to them, my desired result was to stay.
“I had to do what was right for myself and family and make sure if the club didn’t see that I was in the future plans that I had another option.
“That was a real option but in the end, something tells me I made the right call.”
Higgins has played 220 AFL games for the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne over 13 years.
Listen to Shaun Higgins on Whateley in the player below: