Star Lion Hugh McCluggage has been offered a six-year contract extension that could see him remain with Brisbane until the end of 2030.

He has been one of the most sought after free agents of 2024 thus far, with keen interest from many home state Victorian clubs for his silky ball use, elite running and ability both inside and outside the contest.

Known as a routine All-Australian snub, there is some appeal in joining another club that could offer McCluggage the chance to be the number one man in a weaker midfield where he could potentially take his game to the next level.

BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Hugh McCluggage of the Lions celebrates a goal with Jarrod Berry of the Lions (R) during the 2019 AFL round 08 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Brisbane Lions at Mars Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Brisbane have provided the chance to perform in a contender, but in a side who many believe have a closing window and have reportedly experienced some off-season turmoil, the jury is out on whether McCluggage will opt to stay or go.

St Kilda, Geelong, Essendon and Adelaide are a quartet of clubs who were rumoured to be chasing the star midfielder, reports suggest these clubs would have to offer around $1.3 million per year with some first-round picks to boot.

The Lions have also offered an extension to fellow out-of-contract mid Jarrod Berry, who clubs also have on their radar.

Talks may be held off until mid-year when the parties get a firmer grasp on the future of all clubs involved.

For now, Brisbane's focus is on their clash with GWS this ANZAC night at Manuka Oval, with hopes of rejuvenating their waning season.