MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Joe Daniher of the Bombers kicks a goal during the 2019 AFL round 05 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Essendon Bombers at Marvel Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Essendon forward Joe Daniher is set to depart the club to join Brisbane, according to Bombers great Tim Watson.

The restricted free agent is yet to discuss his future with the club, with Watson stating his sources suggest the star forward will leave the Bombers in favour of a move to Brisbane.

Daniher has gained plenty of interest from Geelong and Sydney, but the Lions are understood to have been talking to the 26-year-old “for some time”.

“I made some calls yesterday and obviously I’m interested in what’s happening with Joe Daniher,” he said on SEN Breakfast.

“I think he’s definitely going and absolutely think that based on all the feedback I got yesterday, I think he’ll land up at Brisbane and they’ve been talking to him for some time.”

Watson soon turned his attention to the Swans, wondering why the club haven’t followed up as strongly in 2020 compared to their aggressive trade push 12 months ago.

“The interesting thing for me – why do you think Sydney’s (interest) has dropped off in Joe Daniher,” he said.

“I think they probably have (someone else in their sights), Jeremy Cameron’s name has been bandied about, he doesn’t want to leave NSW so the only place he can go if he doesn’t want to leave (the state) is the Sydney Swans.

“The whole Buddy (Lance Franklin) thing, has it played on the minds of the Sydney Swans?

“Here we are paying this bloke a lot of money, his body is defying him at the moment and how silly would we look if we brought someone else in who has had trouble with an injury over a period of time as well.”