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.
“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.”
“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.”