ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Tom Rockliff of the Lions looks on while warming up during the round 20 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval on August 6, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Brisbane vice- captain Tom Rockliff says family will be his number one priority when deciding where his future will lie in the AFL.

The midfielder is out-of-contract at the end of the season and has been the subject of interest from a number of clubs, including multiple Victorian sides.

Rockliff spoke to on Friday and detailed his current thoughts, and said he and his wife Sharma are expecting a child soon, so the health of the trio would be the most important thing.

“In the past I’ve let it weigh me down and get to me, contract negotiations, but this year I haven’t really thought about it,” Rockliff told the AFL website.

“The most important factor for me is going to be my family, and what’s most important for me, Sharna and the young fella when he comes out.

“That’s a selfish way to look at it, but I think you’ve got to do what’s right for yourself.

“It’s also what’s best for the footy club – who knows what they want?”

The 27-year-old said new coach Chris Fagan has helped him regain his love for the game of football.

“I’m in a really good place,” Rockliff added.

“Fatherhood being not far away now has made me mature and gave me perspective on life.

“I’ve got back to enjoying footy, and ‘Fages’ has allowed me to do that.”