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Buddy Franklin ‘commits his future to Sydney as veteran forward signs one-year extension’

Buddy Franklin ‘binds his future to Sydney as veteran striker signs one-year contract extension’, with his monstrous $10M contract expiring at year’s end

  • Buddy Franklin reportedly set to sign another one-year extension with Sydney Swans
  • The 35-year-old is coming to the end of his monstrous nine-year contract this year
  • Fox Sports Reports Franklin Will Play His 18th AFL Season With The Swans

Buddy Franklin is reportedly planning to commit his future to the Sydney Swans, with the 35-year-old forward approaching a one-year contract extension with the AFL club.

Franklin is coming to the end of his monstrous nine-year $10 million contract, which he signed as a free agent in 2013 after leaving Hawthorn as a two-time premiership winner.

The Swans have been in talks with their superstar forward – who passed 1,000 AFL goals earlier this season – in recent months. Fox Sports reports that a deal is expected to be announced later this year.

Buddy Franklin to dedicate his future to the Sydney Swans for an extra year

Buddy Franklin to dedicate his future to the Sydney Swans for an extra year

It is also reported that a rival club had expressed interest in signing Franklin to a two-year deal, but the 35-year-old has opted to remain in the Harbor City and will play his 18th AFL season next year.

Franklin is on his way to a handful of key milestones with the Swans and will aim to break into the top five for all-time VFL-AFL goals, needing just seven more to take on Geelong great Gary Ablett Sr.

He could also pass Doug Wade next season with 1057 goals, although Jason Dunstall’s score of 1254 seems too far out of reach for the attacker.

Franklin has scored 444 goals in red and white and can reach the top three of the club’s all-time goalscorers, passing Tony Lockett (462), Adam Goodes (464) and Barry Hall (467) en route to third Place.

He also has 329 AFL appearances and could become the 22nd member of the 350-game club if he enjoys full health clearance next season.

Franklin's monstrous nine-year contract expires this year, but he's staying in Sydney

Franklin’s monstrous nine-year contract expires this year, but he’s staying in Sydney

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