Jeremy Howe

Pies set to tie down their prime high-flyer understands the new deal is yet to be finalised, but will be soon.

The 27-year-old high-flyer’s contract was due to expire at the end of the 2018 season, but the new deal will keep him in the black and white up until at least the end of 2021.

Howe began his AFL career at Melbourne and moved down Olympic Boulevard after the 2015 season.

Securing his place in the Magpies defensive set up, the Tasmanian continues to impress with his sensational marks – despite being overlooked in last year’s public vote in favour of Bomber Joe Daniher.

Collingwood's Jeremy Howe insists he broke finger playing frisbee, not cricket

There were reports on Tuesday that Howe had caught his middle finger in the ground while playing catch with his girlfriend and dog last Tuesday.

He underwent surgery, where medical staff inserted two screws in the lower part of his finger.