Adelaide Crows’ Tom Lynch said he feels comfortable with out of contract players meeting with rival club coaches if they’re contemplating switching teams.
This comes after Gold Coast’s Tom Lynch met with Magpies coach Nathan Buckley became publicly known.
Since the news broke, several had questioned the integrity of players negotiating their future mid-season with opposition teams.
However, the Crows’ Lynch does not believe Suns’ Lynch’s integrity has been compromised, explaining how players meeting with other clubs is a process which needs to occur with players who are out of contract.
I actually think that, as an onlooker for him (Lynch), I quite enjoy the process of seeing players go through that in terms of a footy fan,” Lynch told SEN Breakfast.
“I like the model of some overseas sort of sports and what they do in terms of the players. It’s quite interesting.
“I think if you were legitimately keen to leave or had that real endeavour to leave, I think you have to (meet with rival clubs).
“It’s such a big decision on what you want to do and the most important people in the football world are the people at the footy club, so if you’re not going to meet them and get a taste of what it is going to be like yourself, then I don’t think you’ll ever really know what it’s going to be like.
“For me, you have to absolutely meet.”