The AFL has been rocked by reports that Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale is considering a commercialized request, which has seemingly blind-sided the Brisbane Lions.
The 28-year-old South Australian reportedly desires a determination to the Fremantle Dockers successful Western Australia to rise his family, nevertheless Neale is presently contracted with the Lions until the extremity of 2023.
Neale was drafted by Fremantle Dockers successful 2011 earlier helium asked for a commercialized to the Lions successful 2018, and successful Brisbane nether manager Chris Fagan helium has had career-best form, earning a Brownlow Medal successful 2020, and All-Australian honours.
Brisbane General Manager of Football Danny Daly said the nine volition merchandise a connection connected the substance connected Monday afternoon.
"I can't marque immoderate comments due to the fact that I haven't spoken to Lachie. I deliberation the nine volition travel retired and marque a connection sometime this day erstwhile we've had a accidental to talk to Lachie and enactment done it," Daly told Radio TAB.
"It's each quality to us. As acold arsenic we're concerned, he's got 2 years of his declaration near and that's wherever it is at."
Brisbane's 2021 AFL run came to a nail-biting extremity connected the play aft a one-point nonaccomplishment to the Western Bulldogs astatine the Gabba.