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Gaff have been torn between returning to Melbourne and final with the Eagles. (AAP: Richard Wainwright)
Andrew Gaff has re-signed with the West Coast Eagles after hypothesis the midfielder was once being tempted with an eight-year, multimillion-dollar deal to sign up for North Melbourne.
The 26-year-old have been torn between returning to Melbourne, the place his father — who battled sickness this 12 months — is, and final with the AFL Premiers.
The announcement Gaff would stay along with his workforce was once bungled previous on Sunday when the Eagles gave the impression to upfront tweet affirmation of his signing.
The tweet, which was once deleted quickly after, mentioned “He is an Eagle. A West Coast Eagle” with an image of Gaff and the phrases “Gaff re-signs”.
A now-deleted tweet by means of the West Coast Eagles claiming Andrew Gaff had re-signed.
(Twitter: West Coast Eagles)
A an identical tweet was once posted later within the day because the affirmation was once formally introduced to the media.
Gaff has persevered a tumultous ultimate two months of the AFL season, after punching Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw and receiving an 8 week suspension and returning to Melbourne to be along with his father.
Gaff produced a super season earlier than the notorious incident right through the Western Derby in spherical 20, averaging greater than 30 disposals a sport, and kicking a career-high 12 targets.
The 175-gamer was once obviously distraught with lacking the Eagles’ run to the Premiership, and was once consoled by means of trainer Adam Simpson and a number of other West Coast avid gamers following the facet’s five-point win over Collingwood.
West Coast has needed to take care of ongoing hypothesis round it is 3 loose brokers this season, with Jeremy McGovern committing to a profitable five-year deal in July.
Then consideration became to ruckman Scott Lycett, whose signature become necessary following damage to Nic Naitanui, who’s not going to play till 2020 after struggling a 2nd ACL damage.
The South Australian weighed up provides from the Eagles and Port Adelaide, earlier than deciding to go back house, becoming a member of the Energy on a five-year deal price a reported $three million.