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Kerr says he's happy at West Coast

By Justin Chadwick 29/05/2008 04:17:28 PM Comments (0)

Star West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr has moved to quash speculation he is keen on a move to Melbourne, saying he is happy with the Eagles and wants to sign a long-term deal with the club.

Rumours have been rife that Kerr wants to follow good friend and former team-mate Chris Judd to Victoria.

But Kerr, who is contracted to the Eagles until the end of 2009, said he was happy in Perth and had no intention of moving interstate.

"I've dealt with the rumours earlier in the year. I'm contracted this year and next year and I'm not sure where the rumours have come from," Kerr told Perth radio station 6PR.

"I'm definitely not the one starting them, either is my manager. I'm happy at the Eagles and it's strange it's come up again really.

"I'm more than happy to stay in Western Australia. I'm happy to be with the Eagles.

"I've got a lovely girlfriend, my family's here, why would I move?"

Kerr, whose glittering 150-game career has been overshadowed at times by his errant behaviour off the field, said he would be eager to sign up to a long-term deal with West Coast if one was offered to him.

"I think every player would," he said.

"I don't think there's any player in the AFL who's happy at a club that wouldn't like a long-term deal."

West Coast coach John Worsfold said he was unfazed about rumours his star playmaker could be on his way out.

"Those rumours have been around for a long time and I've spoken to Daniel about them in the past. There's no use continuing to talk about it because they are the same rumours," Worsfold said.

"We know where we stand with each other and that's all I need to know."

Kerr also dismissed rumours he was yet to sign the club's strict core-values agreement.

"I've signed it the last two years and so has every other player on our list and I think our administration has signed it," Kerr said.

"If you mess up with our core values you get taken in by Darren Glass or Adam Selwood, so it is player driven to maximise our ability to play football and to maximise our ability to stay out of trouble.

"It's more about making the people at the footy club better citizens."

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