Gary Ablett is reportedly set to head home to Geelong at season’s end, but the Suns are adamant he is going nowhere.
According to The Footy Show, the two-time Brownlow Medalist will ask the club to allow him to break his contract at the end of the season with a year to run on his current deal.
— The AFL Footy Show (@AFLFootyShow) March 9, 2017
However, Gold Coast chairman Tony Cochrane told Channel Nine on Thursday night Ablett under no circumstances will not be permitted to leave the club and return home to the Cats.
“He’s a required player here and he’s very much part of the fabric of this club,” Cochrane said.
“Gary’s the real deal. I’m of the belief that he’ll want to be playing in ’18 here because of our results in ’17.
Ablett kicked two goals and collected 22 disposals in last night’s 21-point JLT Series loss to the Western Bulldogs, which was his first match since re-injuring his shoulder in round 16 last season.