West Coast Eagles

AFL 2017 Round 13 - West Coast v Geelong

McGovern signs five year deal to remain an Eagle

Jeremy McGovern has turned his back on rival interest and re-signed with the West Coast Eagles on a five-year deal.

*Nine News* is reporting McGovern will become the highest paid Eagle in history.

“It’s good news; I’m just stoked to be staying at the club,” McGovern told the club website.

“I love the people at the club, the direction the club is taking and it’s exciting to be a part of that.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity the club has given me and it was a gut decision to extend my contract. It would have been nice to have locked it away a bit earlier, but these things take time.

“I’m pleased it is done and now I can focus on the rest of the season. Hopefully my decision puts a few West Coast fans at ease.”