GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Tom Lynch and Steven May during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium on June 27, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Despite re-signing Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin on one of the biggest contracts in AFL history last season, Richmond still have enough salary cap room to sign Gold Coast free agent Tom Lynch, according to the Herald Sun.

Martin signed a seven-year deal in excess of $8 million to stay a Tiger for life last year, but the Tigers still have enough space in their salary cap to offer Lynch more than $1 million a season.

Lynch is the hottest restricted free agent on the market in 2018, with Hawthorn and Collingwood joining Richmond as the main Victorian teams after his services.

The Suns still remain a vital player in the Lynch stakes, as they can offer their captain more money than any of his other possible suitors.

Richmond can still reportedly offer a five-year deal to Lynch at around $1.2 million per season.

The Tigers have been fans of Lynch all season long, and the star forward would be a perfect fit at Tigerland.

With Jack Riewoldt entering the prime of his career and the next batch of key forwards at the club recent draftees, a position in the forward line is open for Lynch.

The 25-year-old could play alongside Riewoldt for the first couple of seasons, before taking over the forward line when the premiership Tiger retires.

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Lynch has played 124 games for the Suns, and has booted 243 goals in his eight seasons on the Gold Coast.