Whitfield Re-Signs With GWS

Knocks back offers from rival clubs

Whitfield Re-Signs With GWS

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Lachie Whitfield has signed a new two-year contract extension with Greater Western Sydney that ties him to the Giants until the end of 2020.

There had been speculation that Whitfield, who still had a year to run on his current deal, might have been seeking a trade at the end of the season.

But the former No.1 pick has knocked that on the head by committing his short-term future to GWS.

“It was a pretty easy decision really,” Whitfield said.

“This has been my home since I arrived five years ago and this is where I want to play my football.

“I love the Sydney lifestyle and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

“We’re building something special and I’m looking forward to what’s to come in the next few years.”

Whitfield has played 88 games for GWS since making his debut in 2012.

The 23-year-old missed the first seven games of 2017 as he served a six-month suspension for evading drug testers in 2015.