PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Jack Bowes of the Suns kicks the ball during the 2021 AFL Round 01 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Gold Coast Suns at Optus Stadium on March 21, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Hawthorn are reportedly "leading the queue" for Suns midfielder Jack Bowes despite strong interest from Geelong and Essendon.

Bowes is said to have toured Essendon, Geelong and Hawthorn facilities this week as a decision draws nearer for the 24-year-old.

Bowes is of particular interest for clubs this off-season because of the size of his contract, believed to be in the ball park of $1.5 million over two seasons, and the pick package Gold Coast has offered to clubs willing to take on that salary.

Given his status as a former top 10 pick, there are plenty of reasons why clubs are interested, raising plenty of eyebrows across the AFL landscape.

According to RSN's Mark Stevens, a "more lucrative offer" from the Hawks has Bowes strongly considering a switch to Waverley, where he could link up with ex-teammate Jack Scrimshaw.

"Geelong are looking to split the contract four ways... Hawthorn would be more lucrative," Stevens stated on RSN's The Breakfast Club.

"[He's] good mates with Jack Scrimshaw who was up on [the] Gold Coast.

"My people at Hawthorn, they're up and about this morning.

"He might end up at Hawthorn, watch this space."

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Bowes is among several Suns tied to the exit this off-season, with gun forward Izak Rankine headlining the list of potential departures.

Rankine will join Adelaide in the coming weeks, while Brayden Fiorini (Collingwood), Jeremy Sharp (Fremantle) and Josh Corbett (Fremantle) are also expected to find new clubs.