Lance Franklin has ended vital hypothesis surrounding his future by agreeing to a one-year extension with the Sydney Swans simply days out from the AFL grand closing.
With 35-year-old within the closing 12 months of his monster nine-year deal signed in the summertime of 2013, he was rumoured to be on the way in which out of Sydney because the membership appears to be like to re-jig its wage cap with a number of younger stars on its present record.
Nonetheless, Franklin ended the hypothesis forward of his third grand closing look with the Swans, with a easy assertion studying the phrases “one more”.
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The brand new deal will see Franklin’s profession lengthen into an unbelievable nineteenth season, with the 340-game veteran remaining as harmful as ever in Sydney’s ahead line.
Franklin has rebounded sensationally from smooth tissue damage issues over the previous couple of years, and has kicked 52 targets in 22 appearances up to now this 12 months.
After being held goalless for the primary time this season in Sydney’s qualifying closing win over Melbourne, Franklin kicked two essential targets within the one-point preliminary closing win over Collingwood on the weekend.
Franklin kicked off his season by changing into the sixth participant in VFL/AFL historical past to surpass the 1000-goal mark when he kicked 4 targets towards grand closing opponents Geelong in spherical two.
The shortage of certainty surrounding his future had led some to consider that Saturday’s grand closing might doubtlessly be Franklin’s final AFL match, however now followers will probably be thrilled to have one other 12 months of Buddy brilliance.
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