UPDATE: Fremantle has clinched the pivotal piece of its off-season contractual puzzle with midfielder David Mundy recommitting to the club for a further four years.
Despite intense speculation about Mundy’s future, a new deal believed to be worth $2.4 million was sealed after a single meeting between his manager Anthony McConville and Fremantle list manager Brad Lloyd in Melbourne on Tuesday.
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It is understood Mundy’s management contacted the club on Tuesday afternoon to confirm that the 25-year old had accepted the new terms.
"There was massive interest in David, the pressure on him was significant," McConville said. "Put it this way — there was one club who said we would love to but we just can't and that club was Geelong."
Mundy took his football to a new level this season, becoming his team’s best stoppage midfielder and earning selection in the 40 man All-Australian squad.
With his form came intense speculation that he would either return to Victoria after 130 games for the Dockers, or accept a lucrative deal to join new club the Gold Coast.
Fremantle have maintained throughout the season they were very confident of retaining his services. The deal is expected to make Mundy the third highest paid player at the club behind skipper Matthew Pavlich and three time All-Australian ruckman Aaron Sandilands
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