#sports 'One more': Buddy Franklin WILL play for Sydney next season as AFL superstar signs one-year deal

#sports ‘One more’: Buddy Franklin WILL play for Sydney next season as AFL superstar signs one-year deal

#sports activities ‘One extra’: Buddy Franklin WILL play for Sydney next season as AFL superstar signs one-year deal

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‘One extra’: Buddy Franklin WILL play for Sydney next season as AFL superstar signs one-year extension with the Swans simply days earlier than taking part in in his sixth Grand Final

  • Buddy Franklin signed a one-year extension with the Sydney Swans on Monday
  • His nine-year, $10million deal with Sydney expires on the finish of the season
  • Rumours prompt Franklin may both retire or transfer to a distinct membership
  • The AFL superstar will play in his sixth Grand Final on Saturday towards Geelong
  • Franklin is one in all solely six gamers within the VFL/AFL to kick 1,000 targets  

The Sydney Swans have obtained an surprising increase within the lead as much as the Grand Final, with Buddy Franklin surprisingly saying he’ll keep on the membership next yr.

Franklin’s nine-year, $10million deal with the Swans will expire on the finish of the season and the 35-year-old’s future had lengthy been topic of hypothesis.

The two-time premiership winner, nevertheless, surprisingly put an finish to the rumours himself on Monday night with a succinct two-word assertion studying merely: ‘One extra.’

#sports 'One more': Buddy Franklin WILL play for Sydney next season as AFL superstar signs one-year deal

The bombshell announcement comes after months of speculations suggesting Franklin may both retire or finish his nine-year spell in Sydney to play for a distinct membership.

Early final month, the Herald Sun reported the Swans felt they had been ‘shut’ to agreeing a 12-month extension with the AFL superstar and had been ‘shocked’ by stories Franklin had been linked with a transfer.

The four-time Coleman Medalist was left considering his future after the Swans tabled a suggestion of $500,000-a-year, a major discount from Franklin’s present deal which is known to be within the $800,000-a-season area.

The Swans announced Franklin's new deal in a short statement on Monday

The Swans introduced Franklin’s new deal in a brief assertion on Monday 

Earlier this season, Franklin grew to become solely the sixth participant in VFL/AFL historical past to kick at the very least 1,000 targets in his profession. He will flip 36 lower than two months earlier than the beginning of the 2023 season and is on monitor to play his 350th AFL recreation next yr.

Franklin kicked 52 targets this season and was at his greatest within the Swans’ dramatic one-point win over Collingwood within the preliminary remaining on the SCG on Saturday.

He kicked two targets and took a sequence of essential marks as Sydney defeated the Pies 14.11 (95) to 14.10 (94) to e-book themselves a spot within the Grand Final towards Geelong this Saturday.

The 35-year-old kicked two goals in Sydney's one-point win over Collingwood in a dramatic preliminary final at the SCG on Saturday evening

The 35-year-old kicked two targets in Sydney’s one-point win over Collingwood in a dramatic preliminary remaining on the SCG on Saturday night 

Franklin will play in his sixth Grand Final when the Swans take on Geelong on Saturday

Franklin will play in his sixth Grand Final when the Swans tackle Geelong on Saturday

Franklin has kicked 467 targets in 158 video games up to now after booting 580 targets in 182 video games at Hawthorn. 

The star ahead gained two premierships with Hawthorn in 2009 and 2013, however discovered himself on the shedding facet towards Sydney in 2012. 

Having swapped the Hawks for the Swans on the finish of 2013, Franklin led Sydney to the Grand Final in his first season on the membership solely to lose towards Hawthorn. 

Sydney and Franklin reached the Grand Final once more in 2016, solely to lose towards the Western Bulldogs.  

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