Sydney Swans Football Manager Tom Harley has all but ended speculation about Jones's future today, after announcing the the young Swan is close to re-signing while speaking with SEN.
Jones, the 21-year-old brother of Melbourne captain Nathan Jones, has enjoyed a stellar break-out season, averaging 21 disposals in a variety of roles through the midfield and across half back.
The emerging star in his fourth year had attracted plenty of interest from Victorian-based clubs, including the Demons, where the chance to play alongside his brother was viewed as a key motivator.
“We don’t envisage any issues with that at all and while he hasn’t been signed to this point, there have been some fruitful discussions,” Harley told SEN Breakfast.
“We’re confident where things are at and we’re in constant conversation with his manager Tom Petroro.”
Given the Swans slow start to the season, locking away the 41-game player is a priority for the club, and will give the club as boost as they attempt to resurrect their season, and avoid missing the finals for the first time since 2009.
Until there's official acknowledgement of the contract extension, this is as good as it gets.
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