Collingwood are planning to offer veteran midfielder Levi Greenwood the opportunity to play on in 2021 with the 31-year-old once again proving his importance to the team after returning from a knee reconstruction.
He was an important cog in the Magpies’ upset elimination final win over West Coast in Perth as he restricted prime ball-winner Tim Kelly to just 12 disposals while grabbing 13 touches himself, including several imporant possessions late in the tense final.
The Magpies have several players in the twilight of their careers and are not expected to formalise any decisions on players such as Greenwood until well after their season. The signatures of several players from Saturday night’s team such as Darcy Moore, Jordan DeGoey, Brody Mihocek and Josh Daicos are higher on their list of priorities.
Greenwood, however, has not put a foot wrong since returning in round 13, which came a little under 12 months after he injured his knee in last year’s qualifying final against Geelong and required a knee reconstruction. He is expected to obtain an offer to continue his career into a 14th season, having not played a senior game in his first season with the Kangaroos in 2008.