MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies looks on during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Brodie Grundy speculation continues to heat up.

Today, Mathew Lloyd chipped in with his two cents.  He says that it’s not a situation that simply revolves around whether Grundy would like to return home to South Australia, but rather a situation about Grundy getting what he thinks he is worth: a seven-year contract.

“If they don’t come to the party on that seven years, he is not signing. I’m big on the fact that other clubs will offer seven and he expects Collingwood to offer seven,” Lloyd said on Telstra AFL Trade Radio this morning.

Grundy is contracted for 2020 but has been publicly verbal through his manager Robbie D’Orazio about his wishes to sign a seven-year deal.

While there has been speculation of a return to his home state for the league’s premiere ruckman, Lloyd says other clubs will come to the table with big offers that may change the optics of the situation.

“Yes (I could see him player for another Victorian club). It’s about him getting what he thinks is fair and that’s not necessarily about Adelaide and home ties, it’s about him getting what he thinks is satisfactory for the best ruckman in the competition and a two-time best and fairest winner.”

Only time will tell what happens next for Grundy, but you can bet your bottom dollar the longer this drags on, the more the media will speculate.