Gold Coast captain Steven May is most likely to tell the club of his plans to leave next week through the use of a radical contractual power play.
Last night on Channel 9 AFL Footy Show, Damian Barrett expressed the thought of the Suns having three of the first four picks in this years National Draft.
“Someone connected to Steven May has inquired of the AFL about the possibility of tearing up the contract he’s got with the Suns right now,” Barrett said.
Gold Coast finished second last in 2018 which makes them entitled to pick two in the draft, Tom Lynch’s departure will guarantee them pick three as compensation, and if Steven May decides to go with his contract ripped up, then they will receive pick four as compensation as well.
This scenario isn’t something that the AFL would approve straight away, but Barrett stated that the league has “had the enquiry put to them”.
Early reports suggested the 25-year-old had met with two final participants in Collingwood and Hawthorn.
If this happens, the Suns would be able to start new again and rebuild.
If Gold Coast force May to stay at the club for another year, then next years headlines will be the same as this year, with another captain wanting to depart Gold Coast.
This could then see the Suns lose three captains in two seasons.