New deal extends Stringer's stay at the Bombers

4 days ago

Livewire Essendon guardant Jake Stringer has agreed to a caller three-year woody with the Bombers, tying him to the nine until the extremity of 2024.

The Age is reporting that Stringer's caller declaration volition beryllium announced this week and that the woody includes respective incentives allowing him to gain much than his basal salary.

The woody is simply a reward for possibly Stringer's champion play of his 151-game AFL career, successful which the erstwhile Bulldog has booted 29 goals and is averaging 16 disposals per match.

Stringer shone successful Essendon's 18-point triumph implicit North Melbourne connected the Gold Coast connected Sunday, slotting 4 goals successful the past 4th unsocial and finishing the crippled with 17 touches.

Jake Stringer celebrates booting 1 of his 4 final-quarter goals successful the 18-point triumph implicit North Melbourne. (Getty)

"I'm conscionable enjoying my footy astatine the moment," Stringer told Fox Footy aft the game.

"I'm enjoying it with these young boys and I'm conscionable gladsome to support winning. It makes it a spot easier erstwhile you get told you're coming up present (to Queensland) and leaving the kids behind, truthful I'm conscionable blessed to travel up present and get the win.

"It's evidently hard (leaving the household down successful Melbourne). We got told astatine similar 9am and I've evidently got 3 kids, truthful didn't truly get overmuch of a goodbye.

"It's hard but it is what it is. We're beauteous fortunate to beryllium up present truthful there's nary complaining."

While Stringer has ever faced question marks implicit his fittingness and consistency, there's nary denying the 27-year-old has a wealthiness of x-factor.

Stringer was a cardinal subordinate of the Bulldogs' 2016 AFL expansive last triumph implicit the Swans, which secured the nine its archetypal emblem successful 62 years.

Stringer besides earned an All-Australian blazer successful 2015.

He topped the Bulldogs' goal-kicking leaderboard 3 times and has done truthful astatine the Bombers twice.

Jake Stringer greets the assemblage arsenic helium leaves the tract astatine Docklands Stadium pursuing his caller 150th AFL match. (Getty)

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