SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mitch McGovern of the Crows celebrates a goal during the First AFL Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at the Sydney Cricket Ground on September 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Adelaide star Tom Lynch is confident teammate and fellow forward Mitch McGovern will remain at the club beyond this season.

McGovern, who is out of contract at the end of the year, burst onto the scene in 2016, kicking 32 goals in 23 games.

The West Australian is likely to become hot property at the end of the season, with West Coast and Fremantle reportedly interested in luring the youngster home. Meanwhile, older brother, Jeremy, says he would love to have his sibling playing alongside him at the Eagles.

However, Lynch, who booted 42 goals in 2016, believes the Crows can retain the promising 22-year-old.

“I think the reason he is being spoken about is the year he had last year. He’s turned himself into a quality player,” Lynch said on Wednesday.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 14: Mitch McGovern and Tom Lynch of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 21 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Adelaide Crows at Domain Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“He should take some confidence in knowing he’s getting spoken about, but we’re pretty confident we can keep him here.

“He’s turned himself into a really important part of our team and I’m looking forward to seeing how he goes this year.”

Lynch also praised young forward Troy Menzel, who joined the club from Carlton at the end of 2015, but failed to play a game last season due to persistent injuries and form.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 21: Troy Menzel in action during the Adelaide Crows open training session at AAMI Stadium on December 21, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“He’s more confident and comfortable and he’s in great shape,” Lynch said.

“Transitioning to a new club is always difficult.

“I went through the same thing.

“He’s got a lot of talent, has worked really hard and I’m looking forward to seeing him take his opportunity.”