GRAND Final hero Dom Sheed has recommitted to West Coast, signing a two-year contract extension that will keep him in blue and gold until the end of 2021.
Sheed loomed as one of the Eagles' key re-signings this year, along with franchise ruckman Nic Naitanui, spearhead Josh Kennedy, skipper Shannon Hurn and defender Brad Sheppard.
The 23-year-old midfielder's management group, including Paul Connors and colleagues Robbie D'Orazio and Melissa Oberhofer, travelled to Perth last week to help seal his extension amid other Connors Sports Management business.
AFL.com.au understands the Eagles, Naitanui and Connors also engaged in early-stage discussions about a new deal but there is still work to be done before a fresh contract is finalised.
Naitanui, who is aiming for a mid-year comeback from his second knee reconstruction, is willing to take a pay cut when his five-year deal, signed in May 2014, expires.
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Sheed, who turns 24 in April and will become a free agent at the end of his new deal, was keen to lock away an extension before round one and had little hesitation putting pen to paper.
"Obviously, it was a very easy decision coming off a successful year for the footy club in 2018," Sheed told westcoasteagles.com.au.
"Not much has changed but getting out of bed to go to training is always a bit easier coming off a flag.
"Obviously I've been here the past five years, so it would be nice to hang around for another five and hopefully potentially be a one-club player.
"I grew up barracking for West Coast for a child, so it's nice to hang around for a few more years."
Sheed wrote himself into Grand Final folklore by drilling the match-winning set shot against Collingwood from the boundary and will be aiming to nail a spot in the best 22 this season.
The left-footer was dropped three times last year and the door back into the Eagles' line-up only reopened when Andrew Gaff was suspended following the wild round 20 Western Derby.
Sheed took his chance, averaging 29 disposals in three finals to share West Coast's Player of the Finals award with Jack Redden, but is aiming to build his consistency to hold his spot.
"You're only two or three bad games off being back out of the team again and you've got a whole new bunch of draftees coming into the club wanting your spot and are hungry," Sheed said last month.
"I think when I'm playing my best footy and what I'm capable of, I am (in the best 22)."
The Kalgoorlie product, who averaged a career-high 22.9 disposals in 2018, has played 78 games and booted 31 goals since he was taken with pick 11 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft.