GEELONG is adamant dashing midfielder David Wojcinski will remain a Cat next season despite weighing up his future at the club.
Cats football manager Neil Balme said the club expects Wojcinski, who will play for significantly less at Geelong next year if he was to re-sign, to sign by Friday’s deadline.
Wojcinski’s management, however, has been seeking offers from other clubs and may decide to nominate for the national or pre-season draft if the right option became available.
“We need to know by Friday for sure but we’re pretty sure that he’s happy with all that and it will happen,” Balme said.
“I guess he’s still keeping his options open to a degree but I don’t think anything will happen.”
Balme said it is a common theme that premiership teams face to keep all their list together.
“Our blokes have been doing it for a couple of years…there’s a thing called total player payments or salary cap so you have to comply with that,” he said.
“We certainly do have to ask our players who want to be part of the team, there’s a certain amount we can pay them otherwise we’d be going over the cap so we can’t afford to do that and they have to take (cuts).”
Western Bulldogs, who are in a similar position with challenges within the salary cap, remain confident contracts for Jason Akermanis and Nathan Eagleton will be signed by Friday.
Football manager James Fantasia, Akermanis and his manager Ricky Olarenshaw have all been on holidays which has stalled the process.
By Brent Diamond