Hawthorn may have a fight on its hands to secure Richmond forward, Ty Vickery.
The Hawks are the favourite to secure the 26-year-old’s services this trade period, with reports indicating for some time that he is likely to be lining up in brown and gold in 2017.
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However, Vickery’s manager, Scott Lucas, told AFL Trade Radio on Monday that it is far from a done deal and the Hawks are not the only club interested in his client.
“Free agency is something we’ll strongly explore, and I don’t think that’s a secret,” Lucas said.
“The newspapers have been very specific (in regards to Hawthorn), and I think it’s a bit broader than that.
“There’s additional interest here.
“Vickers was going away anyway, it’d been two or three months since he’d seen his wife (Arina Rodionova) who’s a very good tennis player and had been in the US.
“If he arrives at the decision that he would like to explore those options, then I think we will.”
Vickery has played 119 games and kicked 158 goals for the Tigers, after being selected with pick No.8 in the 2008 National Draft.