WEST Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui wants to be an Eagle for life but insists he hasn't been greedy during negotiations for a new deal.

Naitanui is set to re-sign with the Eagles as early as this week on a deal that will keep him at the club for the next four or five years.

But the 24-year-old said talk of him earning $1 million a season from his looming contract was off the mark.

A deal worth around $800,000 per year appears more likely.

"I wouldn't say it's accurate," Naitanui replied when asked about the $1 million figure.

"The guys are going through it and you're just being greedy if you ask for too much.

"Our club is really fair; they look after their players. So I am just happy to leave it in their hands and whatever they choose is right I guess.

"I don't want to go anywhere else. (The Eagles) have looked after me my whole career and it's somewhere I want to stay for the rest of my career."

Naitanui has struggled for form so far this season.

But he dismissed suggestions the widespread talk surrounding his impending contract had been a distraction.

The 2012 All Australian, who has battled groin problems for the past 18 months, revealed he had pulled up sore from games earlier this year.

But Naitanui said he was feeling much better now and expects to hit a purple patch in the next part of the season, starting with Saturday's encounter against Collingwood at the MCG.

AFL greats such as Brad Hardie, Scott Lucas and Tony Shaw have all criticised Naitanui this season, and the 201cm ruckman admitted he had been a tad surprised by all the fuss.

"I guess everyone has their opinion and you cop it at some stage of your career - that's just football," Naitanui said.

"So that hasn't affected me too much.

"With my groin, it is a slow build up to get ready again and my Achilles set me back a little bit as well.

"But I'm not going to make excuses for myself saying I was injured, because if I was that injured I wouldn't be out on the park."

The Eagles are precariously placed at 4-4 heading into their showdown against Collingwood.

All four of West Coast's wins have been against bottom-ranked sides and Naitanui said it was about time the Eagles claimed a big scalp.

Naitanui joined his teammates in promoting the AFL's Multicultural Gala Day in Perth on Monday.