North Melbourne will need to increase their offer for contracted Sun Darcy Macpherson if they want the midfielder to move back to Victoria.

Fox Sports' Tom Morris has reported that North Melbourne has put a two-year offer in front of Macpherson. This initial offer is unlikely to be lucrative enough for Macpherson to change clubs in the off-season, as he is currently contracted with the Suns until the end of 2022.

The offer from North Melbourne is believed to be a promising financial figure, while also giving the midfielder an extra season.

Unless the Kangaroos re-evaluate their offer, it is believed that Macpherson would prefer to stay at the club that drafted him back in 2016.

After playing in every game in 2019, Macpherson has only managed to feature in 23 matches in the past two seasons, bringing his career tally to 57 appearances.

The Kangaroos and Suns are both interested in a trade for the midfielder, being a win-win trade for both parties.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Darcy Macpherson of the Suns runs the ball during the AFL Community Series match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on March 08, 2021 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Reports suggested last week week that the Suns were looking to complete a 'salary dump' style trade to North Melbourne, trading both Macpherson and the 19th pick in the draft.

Under the current rules North will need to work with Macpherson to find a suitable offer, otherwise, he will suit up for the Suns in the 2022 season.