MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: (L-R) Tom Lynch, Matt Shaw, Brandon Matera and Gary Ablett of the Suns celebrate their win during the round seven AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium on May 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Victorian clubs circling Suns’ forward Matera

Gold Coast forward Brandon Matera is reportedly being hunted by several Victorian clubs.

The Herald Sun has reported that Carlton, Essendon and Richmond are keeping a close on eye on the 24-year-old, who is on the outer at the Suns.

Matera has kicked 81 goals in 76 career games withe the Suns, but has only managed two games so far this season, after twice being dropped to the NEAFL.

He played 19 games last season and was suspended for a week by the club for breaching the team’s no-alcohol agreement during the middle of the season.

Matera was selected by the Suns as one of the club’s 17-year-old pre-draft priority selections in 2010.

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He is the son of former Fitzroy and West Coast player Wally Matera and the nephew of former West Coast stars Phil and Peter Matera.

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