Lions not interested as Treloar cloud gets darker
The Brisbane Lions don’t want Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar as the future of the Magpie continues to get murky.
Treloar has reportedly been told he‘s unwanted at the Magpies, despite being contracted at the club until the end of the 2025 season.
Brisbane and the Gold Coast loom as obvious destinations for the 27-year-old if he is to leave Collingwood after his partner Kim Ravaillion signed a one-yera deal with play Super Netball with the Queensland Firebirds next year.
But Lions football manager David Noble says they were focusing on how to get wantaway Bomber Joe Daniher to Brisbane, and ruled out approaching Treloar.
“We‘ve been pretty proactive in recontracting a lot of our current players already, therefore our (salary) cap is probably manoeuvred around in other areas that wouldn’t allow us to do that,” Noble told AFL Trade Radio.
“For us, Adam wouldn‘t be an option.”
“If I go back to the first one, it’s probably not in our strategy at this point in time. We’ve gone for the tall (in Joe Daniher).
Adam Treloar with fiancee Kim and daughter Georgie. Source: InstagramSource:Supplied
Daniher is a restricted free agent but Noble said the Bombers hadn’t indicated if they would match Brisbane’s offer for the 26-year-old, which would force a trade between the two clubs.
“We‘re hopeful that we’re able to sort of lodge the paperwork and he goes through,” Noble said.
“As far as the capacity to match, that will be something Essendon will have to decide.”
“We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to lodge the paperwork and he comes to us in that free agency mechanism straight away.”
The Lions are also deep in discussions with star midfielders Hugh McCluggage and Cam Rayner, who are out of contract at the end of next season.
“I’d like to get a lifetime contract for them if I could. We’re certainly proactive, that’s the way we’ve tried to play it,” Noble said.
“It’d be fair to say we’ve had ongoing conversations with both of their managers in that space.
“It doesn’t mean there’s anything looming in the next week or two, but we would love to extend those guys and we’re certainly having those conversations with their managers now.”
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