Sydney AFL midfield dynamo Luke Parker says he would love to lock in a long-term deal with the Swans and hopes to get it done soon.
Parker is in the final year of his contract and his courageous and uncompromising style makes him a player who will be coveted by rival clubs.
The youngest member of Sydney’s leadership group, 23-year-old Parker has made it clear he wants to stay put.
“I do love Sydney and, at the moment, my management is just sorting through it so hopefully he can come up with something soon,” Parker told AAP.
Swans’ general manager of football Tom Harley said this week he was very confident Parker would remain with the club for a long time and the player himself said it would be great to lock in a long-term extension.
“You never know what can happen if you lock in a one-year contract and next year you break your leg and you won’t be able to play again,” Parker said.
“For me, I’d love to lock in a long-term deal and continue my time up in Sydney.”
Parker said he was back in full training after missing last year’s finals series with a fractured ankle.
He said star forward Lance Franklin was looking outstanding in pre-season training after missing the 2015 finals due to a mental health issue.