TOUGH Melbourne midfielder Jack Viney has turned his back on free agency to remain a one-club player.
The former co-captain has signed a five-year deal with the club, taking him through until the end of the 2025 season.
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Viney had been linked to Geelong.
Melbourne's football operations manager Josh Mahoney says Viney's decision to re-commit shows great belief in the direction of the football club.
"By signing a long-term deal, Jack has shown belief in his teammates, his coaches and the club, which is exciting for everyone," Mahoney said on Melbourne's website.
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"Jack is a passionate Melbourne person and player and has been since day one. He is a man of great integrity, who really drives standards among the playing group.
"At just 26, we think his best footy is still in front of him. We look forward to him building on his great contribution to the game, as a Demon."
Viney finished third in the club's best and fairest voting in 2020 after winning the award in 2016.
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The 26-year-old averaged just a tick under 20 disposals across his 16 matches this season.