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Parker signs for five

  • Parker signs for five

Sydney star midfielder Luke Parker has signed a new five year deal to remain at the club.

Parker's future was heavily discussed since the end of last season, but the Swans always remained confident that the 23 year old would remain at the club long-term.

The Demons were said to be the most interested in the hard-nosed Swan, but now Parker will remain at the club until the end of the 2021 season. 

Parker is already building an impressive resume at the Swans, as he was the youngest player to win the club's best and fairest, the Bob Skilton Medal since club legend Michael O'Loughlin in 1998.

Former Cats premiership captain and now Swans General Manager of Football Tom Harley says the club is excited to have Parker on board for the future.

"When you look at your list, and you look at the on and off field attributes, you want your players to display, Luke certainly ticks those boxes," Harley said.

"He's a club champion at a young age, the youngest player ever elected to the Swans' leadership group, a fantastic person to have around the footy club and a terrific player.

"To have Luke, a Victorian kid, commit to the Swans for five-plus years is just a fantastic endorsement of the footy club."

Parker, who has always stated that he wants to sign a long term deal at the club, says he is pleased to have the deal locked away before the beginning of the season.

"I've loved my time at Sydney so far and I'm really looking forward to the future with this footy club," Parker said.

"To have this deal locked away now means I can focus on the season ahead and it really paves the way for me to become a one-club player, so I couldn't be happier.:

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