Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff has reportedly toured Adelaide’s facilities, fuelling speculation he could be on his way to the Crows at season’s end.
Rockliff, who is contracted until the end of next season when he will become a free agent, has put contract talks on hold with the Lions after failing to agree to terms on a new deal.
He is said to have requested a five-year deal worth $4 million with the Lions.
The Advertiser has reported that Rockliff toured the Crows’ facilities at West Lakes during the Lions’ bye round, all but confirming that the skipper is considering leaving the struggling club.
However, Rockliff’s manager, Tom Petroro told The Advertiser that rumours that his client toured West Lakes are untrue. But he did confirm that Rockliff met with Adelaide fitness coach Brett Burton.
“They had a coffee, as mates from their time at Brisbane, while staying at the same hotel,” Petroro told The Advertiser.
“But there is no way Tom has met anyone from the Crows (about a potential move to Adelaide) nor toured the facility there.”
The 26-year-old, who has averaged 27.6 disposals this season, has played 127 games with the Lions in seven seasons.
Meanwhile, in another blow to the Lions, Josh Jenkins now appears set to knock back a lucrative offer from the club to re-sign with the Crows.