BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Acting Captain David Swallow of the Suns leads his team up the race during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns at Mars Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Gold Coast veteran David Swallow could potentially leave the club in the near future, either at season’s end, or at the end of 2019 as a free agent.

According to the Herald Sun, Swallow has not ruled out a return home, and is open to playing for either of the Western Australian clubs.

It is believed the Pies will also inquire about his services in the upcoming trade period.

With Lynch seemingly all be heading out the door, the Herald Sun believe players are beginning to question the future of the club, and could seek to depart in search of more success.

Swallow has struggled with injuries over his career, missing the entire 2016 season with a knee complaint.

He has returned strongly however, and has played 34 of the past 38 games.

Swallow played in the Suns’ first AFL game against Carlton in round two, 2011, and has played the fifth most games in Gold Coast history.

The 25-year-old was selected with the first pick in the 2010 draft, and has 113 games to his name, with averages of 20.9 disposals, 4.5 tackle and 3.9 clearances per game.