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Tough top-10 pick among four young Suns to ink new deals

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Will Brodie will be at Gold Coast until at least the end of 2022

FORMER top-10 draft pick Will Brodie has extended his contract with Gold Coast until 2022.

Brodie, who has played 19 games in three seasons, still had 12 months remaining on his existing deal. 

Much-improved midfielder Darcy Macpherson and 2018 draftees Jez McLennan and Caleb Graham have also signed on until 2022. 

Darcy Macpherson has signed a new deal at the Suns. Picture: AFL Photos

The signatures of South Australian McLennan – who is yet to debut – and Academy product Graham, add to that of No.3 pick Izak Rankine from earlier in the year.

It leaves highly touted duo Ben King and Jack Lukosius as the only Suns from last year's draft crop yet to extend their contracts.

They still have over a year to run on their initial deals, though. 

Re-signing Brodie shores up Gold Coast's midfield long-term, with his inside ball-winning ability a nice complement to draft class teammates Ben Ainsworth and Jack Bowes. 

Re-signed Sun Jez McLennan is yet to make his debut. Picture: AFL Photos

"I'm loving playing my football on the Gold Coast and I'm super excited to be a part of the bright future here," Brodie said. 

"I've worked hard with all of the staff here at the club to improve my overall game, and I can't wait to continue that education over the coming years." 

Macpherson has made huge strides in 2019, turning himself from a pressuring small forward into a reliable midfielder.

"My dream was always to play AFL footy, and I'm grateful for the opportunity the club has given me," he said.

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