Brisbane midfielder Dayne Beams could be open to staying at the Lions, however would leave if an appropriate deal could be done between Brisbane and Collingwood.
Beams’ manager Paul Connors, speaking on AFL Trade Radio, said Beams would only leave if the trade could benefit the Lions.
“About three months ago, Dayne and the club sat down and Dayne spoke to (Lions CEO) Greg Swann and I think (football manager) David Noble about the fact that after his contract expired in two years’ time, that he would like to come back home. His wife’s family is here and he would like to come back to Melbourne,” Connors said.
“He just said if a trade came up that was unbelievable for the club and suited the club, he would be open to it.
“Will a trade get done? It’d have to be a very good deal for Brisbane to look at it.
“I heard (Lions coach) Chris Fagan on the radio (last) week and he was right. Dayne’s been a wonderful servant for their club, he’s still got some footy left in him.
“It’s a crazy week, trade week,” he added.
Beams is contracted until the end of the 2020 season and recommitted to staying at the Lions at their best and fairest last month.
“He (Beams) tried to take the heat out of it (with his speech). He’s more than happy to fulfil his contract,” Connors said.
“If a deal doesn’t get done, he’ll stay there, and that’s why everyone’s a bit obsessed whether he’s going to demand or ask for a trade home.
“I don’t think he has to but behind the scenes, I think there’s some really mature conversations happening, and it’d have to be very much weighted in the Lions’ favour for anything to be done, so let’s just wait and see.
“Dayne would be open to it but he’s very happy to stay at the Lions as well.”
Connors also said Beams would only be playing for Collingwood or Brisbane next season.