Dan McStay Brisbane contract, free agent Angus Brayshaw, Luke Jackson West Coast, Jamie Elliott
A Big Lion is attracting great interest from Victoria-based clubs.
Moreover, the Melbourne boss has ‘no doubt’ a star duo will stay, as talks over a new contract for a Pies veteran have begun.
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VIC’S GREAT INTEREST IN THE FREE AGENT
McStay, 26, has played in 142 games and scored 115 goals for the Lions since being drafted with pick 25 in the 2013 national draft.
the sun herald reported that McStay had postponed contract talks with Brisbane until later in the season, with “almost every Melbourne-based club” inquiring about the key striker’s future.
The report stated that if McStay left the Lions at the end of the season, he would only join a Victoria-based club as he hails from Melbourne.
With the Lions having little wiggle room on the salary cap after their acquisitions of Joe Daniher, Charlie Cameron and Lachie Neale over the past five years, the club are confident McStay will stay at Brisbane given he is in the middle. from a premier window.
McStay scored a career-high 28 goals last year, including 17 in his last eight full games.
He threw 2.2 from 14 eliminations and six marks against North Melbourne last weekend.
DEES HAS NO DOUBT THE DUO WILL STAY
Melbourne chief executive Gary Pert remains confident stars Luke Jackson and Angus Brayshaw will both re-sign with the club, saying he has ‘no doubt’ the demons’ off-contract premiership will stay.
Essendon legend Matthew Lloyd said last month that 20-year-old Jackson could be the ‘hottest property’ in the game by mid-season – a potential status that has only been improved in the last four rounds, scoring four goals, averaging a career-high 16 eliminations. and place in the league’s top 10 players in ranking points and disputed ratings.
Brayshaw, 26, is also in brilliant contact, averaging 25 kills and 10 points in his first four games of the season. Unlike Jackson – who just finished his contract – Brayshaw is eligible for free agency at the end of the season.
Speaking on 3AW sports day Thursday nightPert said he felt both players would follow the example of other senior fiends who had recently re-signed – likely with lower salaries than they would get elsewhere – in a bid to seek more success in the position. of prime minister.
“If you look at the last 12 months and the announcements of our really core group of players who have signed long-term deals…these are guys who, no doubt, have taken on deliberately made contracts to keep this group together – and I just admire them for that,” Pert said. sports day. “They see the clubs in a very good position and they don’t want to lose players.
“You’re talking about Luke Jackson, who right now I don’t think anyone knows what he’s capable of because he just keeps getting better, he’s so exciting. And Angus Brayshaw is playing some of the best footballers he’s got. ever played and he’s a superstar.
“I have no doubt that these two players will play with us for a long time.
“Overall, every player that has signed their contract in the last 12 or 18 months has done so sacrificing some level of result from themselves to allow us to keep this group together. Hopefully supporters will recognize and respect it.
CONTRACT TALKS FOR VETERAN PIE OPEN
Talks over a new Collingwood deal for star striker Jamie Elliott have begun, reports 7 Melbourne News.
The Pies received a significant boost this week when vice-captain Darcy Moore re-signed with the club for six more seasons.
This means Collingwood’s roster management team will now turn their attention to securing the signings of Elliott and Jordan De Goey.
Elliott, 29, scored 203 goals for the Pies in 139 games.
the sun herald reported last month that De Goey wanted to stay at the Pies, but his management were happy to let contract talks last for several rounds before accelerating negotiations for a long-term, multimillion-dollar deal.