Richmond tall Mabior Chol has exercised his free agency rights to join Gold Coast ahead of the 2022 season.

As peculiarly revealed by Chol's manager Ralph Carr via Twitter on Friday morning, the 24-year-old will venture to the Queensland club.

The AFL confirmed paperwork had been lodged later on Friday afternoon for Chol to join the Suns.

Chol has played 31 games since making his AFL debut with the Tigers in 2016, however did not feature in any of the club's three premiership victories in the past four years.

Having shown plenty of promise as both a forward target and in the ruck, Chol is set to aid the Suns' key position depths.

Gold Coast will be looking to nurse veteran ruck Jarrod Witts back from injury this off-season, with Chol likely to play a supporting role to the Suns skipper, while also partnering with promising forward Ben King in attack.

The Suns managed a 16th place finish in 2021 after recording seven wins and 15 losses and will look toward the 2022 season in hope of claiming their first finals finish in the competition.

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