GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Esava Ratugolea of the Cats and Todd Goldstein of the Kangaroos compete in a ruck contest during the 2019 AFL round 21 match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at GMHBA Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein seems set to be on the lookout for a new club in 2023, with the 33-year-old likely to seek chances at a contending team.

According to The Age's Michael Gleeson, the former All-Australian is "almost certain" to entertain offers as the possibility of another "ruck merry-go-round" looms large come season's end.

The Kangaroos' focus on developing young players has seen Goldstein take a back seat as David Noble prioritises the growth of 23-year-old ruckman Tristan Xerri.

The Syd Barker medallist was ranked by Champion Data as the fourth-best ruckman in the AFL in 2021 and has consistently been placed in the upper echelon of players throughout his incredible career.

At the end of 2019, Goldstein was subject to serious interest from Geelong, with the Cats close to securing his signature before the veteran ultimately decided to remain at Arden Street.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Jarrod Witts of the Suns and Todd Goldstein of the Kangaroos compete for the ball during the round 15 the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Goldstein, who is an unrestricted free agent at season's end, will have a free choice of where he wishes to continue his career should he seek a move from the Kangaroos.

Xerri is also off-contract this season and is tipped to gain interest from elsewhere should his own contract status remain on uncertain grounds.