JEREMY Cameron is in no hurry to settle on a new deal with Greater Western Sydney but the signs are promising for the Giants' bid to keep the reigning Coleman medallist.
Cameron, who was voted into the GWS leadership group this week for the first time in his career, is due to come out of contract at the end of this year.
The gifted goalkicker booted a career-high 76 goals last season as the Giants stormed to the club's first Grand Final against Richmond, where they were humbled by 89 points.
He's sure to be a target for the rest of the competition – especially clubs from his native Victoria – until he inks a new deal with the Giants.
However, while he's aware of the media scrutiny he'll face while his future remains a talking point, just as new captain Stephen Coniglio and gun midfielder Josh Kelly have in the past, Cameron said on Thursday he wouldn't hurry his decision.
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"There's definitely no timeline (on getting a contract signed)," he said.
"Some people get it done really quick, some don't, and some take time like 'Cogs' (did).
"Things are ticking along nicely, I'm speaking to the right people and it's all looking positive.
"I'm definitely pretty happy with the way things are going."
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An eight-time leading goalkicker at the Giants and dual Virgin Australia AFL All Australian representative, the 26-year-old is confident the extra attention won't cause him too much distraction.
"I don't think it'll faze me too much," he said.
"At the same time, I want to make sure I can do my job out there on the track week in, week out, and play the best footy I can, so I'll be juggling both."
Cameron said the contract extensions signed by Coniglio and Whitfield over the past few months showed GWS was a club that players want to play for, not one that eastern states clubs can raid for top-shelf talent.
"To have guys of that calibre that want to stay (helps)," he said.
"We seem to have had a lot of good players come out of contract over the last couple of years, and pretty much all of them have stayed, which is huge for the club."
Cameron said his elevation to the leadership group for 2020 was something he'd been pushing for in recent seasons, after many conversations with coach Leon Cameron and more experienced teammates.
"It brings a little bit more responsibility," he said.
"Some guys are really good leaders straight away and others take time, and I think that’s been the case with myself.
"In recent years I've sat back and let my football do the talking, but out on the field I like leading the forward line along with Toby and the other experienced guys.
"It's an honour to have the guys vote me in, it's a privilege and I'm really thankful."
The Giants were embarrassed by the Tigers in a cruel end to what had been a remarkable finals series last year.
Cameron said he hadn't watched a replay of the decider, apart from some game review work with the rest of the squad.
"It's pretty obvious that we were all disappointed," he said.
"You're not sure if guys are going to come back to training stressing about it, or if they're going to have it in the back of their minds, or are they going to come back fit and firing and ready to go.
"It's definitely been the latter.
"We're a hungry group and we want to have a crack again, we don't want to be one-hit wonders and hit the Grand Final one year, then not make the finals the next year."