GRAND Final star Tom Langdon will play for Collingwood in 2019, despite a serious bid from Sydney.   

On holiday in Africa with family, Langdon has made the decision to remain in Victoria.   

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Sydney had a tempting offer on the table for the out-of-contract defender.   

The Swans were informed on Saturday of Langdon's decision. 

It is a serious blow for the Swans who are hoping to release defender Callum Mills in the midfield next season.

Langdon was one of Collingwood's best in this year's Grand Final. Sydney coach John Longmire, who was on the panel that voted for the Norm Smith medallist, gave Langdon a vote. 

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