Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir is confident Sean Darcy will stay at the club for many more years despite the late-season emergence of Luke Jackson in the ruck.
Darcy is contracted until the end of 2024, but the Victorian is being heavily targeted by Geelong on what shapes to be a monster deal.
The Dockers are desperate to hang onto Darcy for the long term, with the 25-year-old now entering the peak of his career.
When asked if Darcy is guaranteed to be at Fremantle next season, Longmuir replied: “As far as I’m concerned, yeah, and for many years to come in my opinion.”
While the ruck experiment of Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy failed at Melbourne, there were plenty of promising signs when Darcy and Jackson teamed up this season at Freo.
But complicating matters was the fact that Jackson played his best footy after Darcy…