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Angus Brayshaw signs Melbourne contract extension, shuns free agency, Liam Baker deal

Melbourne have secured the signature of Premiership star Angus Bryshaw, who has given his face to sign a mega-extension with the Demons.

The Des have confirmed on Thursday that Bryshaw has put pen to paper on a six-year deal that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2028.

It comes days after Bryshaw said he had not decided whether to stay at the club beyond this year, labeling it a “very important decision for me to make”.

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Bryshaw, who is eligible for free agency, was reportedly linked with Essendon last week, while Fremantle have been linked with the full-back.

But Brayshaw has joined teammates Clayton Oliver (signed until 2030) and Christian Petracca (2029) in signing long-term deals to stay in Melbourne.

Angus Brayshaw stays with the Demons. Picture: Michael WilsonSource: Getty Images

“Angus is the leader of our club and it’s a great result to have him on for so long. His talent is obvious to all and his willingness to put the team first and play any role we need is his personality,” said Des’ roster manager Tim Lamb.

“This signing is another great endorsement of the culture we have created and we know Angus will continue to lead the way within the team.

“The versatility he has shown throughout his career will make him a great asset to our club. The great thing is that Angus still has great growth in his game and we are excited about what he can produce in the future.”

“This agreement means that our playing group will play another key pillar with us, which is an important part of our strategy going forward. The example our leaders have set in their commitment to stand together to achieve something special should give our members and supporters great confidence in the direction we are taking.”

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Broadcaster Gerard Wiley told SNN that Bryshaw’s new deal “feels really worthwhile”.

“The interview with SEN breakfast At the beginning of the week, it was mandatory to say what will happen in the decision. “There were parts where I felt like you weren’t very comfortable if you were from Melbourne,” he said. SEN’s Whateley.

“The universal nature of trying to win a premiership, I feel like this is the time for Melbourne, round 20.

“Pull it up now, and Brayshaw did that going into Friday night’s game, it feels really important to me.”

The Demons will now wait for Rising Star Luke Jackson to make a call on his future, with Ruckman heavily linked with a move to Fremantle.

A big re-signing day in the AFL continues, with dual premiership Tiger Liam Baker penning a two-year extension to stay at Punt Road until the end of 2024.

Baker has attracted interest from Western Australian clubs, particularly the Eagles, after the 24-year-old’s best season.

But now he has committed his future to Richmond in a key coup for the club.

Becker signs two-year extension through 2024 (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)Source: FOX SPORTS

“Liam is an important player for us both on and off the field,” Tigers general manager of football talent Blair Hartley.

“He is hugely popular with players, staff and coaches, a great contributor to our culture and a vital part of our future.

“Liam has worked extremely hard since coming to the club as a rookie selection from Western Australia and has been rewarded with individual and team success.

“We look forward to watching Lim continue to grow as a football player, leader and person over the next two years and beyond.”

Baker has played 82 games since joining the Tigers with the 2017 rookie draft, finishing second to last year’s best and fairest, Dylan Grimes.

The signing comes in a week where triple premiership Tiger Ken Lambert has called time on his AFL career, while Matthew Parker has returned to WA for family reasons.

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