MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Dane Swan of the Magpies runs with the ball during the round six AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 8, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Collingwood legend Dane Swan has discussed whether he ever considered leaving the club during his playing career.

On his podcast Hump Day with Scotty & Swanny, Swan joked that laziness was a major factor in his decision remain a Magpie.

“Short answer is no, from my end. I was never gonna leave,” he said.

“My name was probably thrown up for trade, I’ve got no idea, you’d have to ask the footy club.

“I was too lazy, to be honest, to leave. I was very comfortable at the Pies, probably a little too comfortable. I knew what I could and couldn’t get away with.

“When you go to a new club, you have to impress and in pre-season you have to do everything.

“You have to try and work hard and be out on the track, that wasn’t me.

“I love Collingwood, that’s one of the reasons. I loved all the people there, I was comfortable there, I lived 15 minutes away.”

Swan went on to talk about what he would have done if a move became necessary.

“If I was ever going to (leave), I would have only liked to have gone to another state,” he said.

“Just to see what footy was like in Sydney.”

Collingwood fans will be glad to hear of Swan’s comfort at the club given the success that he and the club had, including a premiership and Brownlow Medial.