MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: Ty Vickery of the Tigers kicks the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 12 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Gold Coast Suns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 12, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

REPORTS: Reigning premiers offer Vickery long-term deal

Three-time reigning premier Hawthorn, has reportedly offered Richmond big man Ty Vickery, a long-term deal, according to the Herald Sun.

The Hawks’ offer could be as long as three years, as Vickery seeks a fresh start after becoming “fed-up with being made a scapegoat for Richmond’s problems”, the reports says.

Vickery has reportedly met with Hawthorn officials multiple times and the Hawks have laid out an attractive offer to the 26-year-old.

The Hawks are said to have told Vickery they can make him a better and believe he can also help improve their team.

Geelong is also understood to be interested in Vickery, with talls Nathan Vardy and Shane Kersten likely to look elsewhere for greater opportunity.

Vickery, who is a restricted free agent, has spent eight seasons at Punt Road, playing 119 games and kicking 158 goals. He was the No.8 pick in the 2008 National Draft.