AFL Rd 6 - Collingwood v Hawthorn
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Brody Mihocek of the Magpies kicks during the round 6 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Hawthorn Hawks at GIANTS Stadium on July 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Talks between out-of-contract forward Brody Mihocek and Collingwood have stalled as the two are yet to agree to terms on a new deal.

With the Pies looking to lock away talented pair Darcy Moore and Jordan De Goey on big-money deals, the Herald Sun is reporting that the club made a ‘below-par contract offer’ to Mihocek.

The Pies face a big task in retaining players like Mihocek, who has been one of their best finds at the draft table in recent years, kicking 82 goals from 54 matches since his debut as a rookie-listed player in 2018.

His manager Anthony McConville told the Herald Sun that it might be a while until the pair find common ground.

“It has been slow going so we are still working with Collingwood and it might take a little time,” he said.

“Hopefully we will be able to get there and if not we will see.”

Former Melbourne great Garry Lyon has said on his SEN breakfast show that his old club should make a play for him.

“I love Brody Mihocek, I love the way he plays, I love that he’s honest and consistent, works hard and pushes back, hits the scoreboard,” he said.

“He (Sam Weideman) needs a bit of support through there, so I would ask the question about Brody Mihocek, my very word I would.

“I would make a little polite enquiry to his manager.”