Gold Coast’s injured captain Tom Lynch may have already played his last game for the Suns in the wake of being ruled out for the season; heightening an already heated bidding war for the star.
Lynch is expected to be entertaining offers of over $1 million a year, currently being heavily pursued by a string of powerhouse Melbourne-based clubs.
But the Suns star will only weigh up his future following on from next week’s PCL surgery.
Lynch, though formally undecided, is said to be seriously considering returning home to Melbourne after eight seasons up north.
“Obviously there is going to be commentary around my contract with the news of me being ruled out for the rest of the season, I’m realistic to understand that,” Lynch told news.com.au.
“Clearly, I’ve got a decision to make on my future, but the reality is I haven’t made that decision.”
Lynch’s manager Robbie D’Orazio countered claims the star player had decided on his future already.
“As far as we are concerned, Tom and the club are comfortable with where things are at,” D’Orazio told the Herald Sun.
“He hasn’t made a decision at all.
“He is really trying to provide leadership the best way he can and that means focusing on them and the team.”
Lynch, considered one of the most talented young forwards in the AFL, has this season been unable to save the Suns from consistently falling down the ladder.