REPORTS: Another Hawks premiership star could be forced out

News broke on Wednesday that former Hawthorn captain and four-time premiership player Sam Mitchell is likely to join West Coast to free up salary cap for the Hawks, due to the inclusions of Jaeger O’Meara, Tom Mitchell and Ty Vickery.

But he may not be the only premiership star who the Hawks may consider moving on to free up space in the salary cap.

Reports emerged on Thursday morning on Melbourne radio station 3AW’s Rumour File, that Jordan Lewis could be on the move to the Demons, in what could shape as a major shake-up of the club’s playing list.

Lewis would add considerable leadership to Melbourne’s young list, while also giving Hawthorn more space to fit in O’Meara, having already secured deals for Mitchell and Vickery.

However, it would seem an unlikely move, as Lewis finished second in this year’s best and fairest behind Sam Mitchell, meaning Hawthorn would be giving away their two best players.

Lewis, who is contracted for 2017, is also touted as a possible future captain of the club.

He has played 264 games for Hawthorn, won four premierships and one best and fairest.