Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes has urged Fremantle to not overpay successful a commercialized to get Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale, suggesting a determination wouldn't beryllium a "disaster" for Brisbane.
Just 24 hours aft the Lions were bounced retired of the finals successful consecutive sets, reports of Neale's tendency to permission Brisbane to caput backmost to Perth stunned the AFL world.
While helium has not yet officially requested a trade, helium is expected to determination to Fremantle successful what is definite to beryllium a blockbuster determination during the AFL commercialized period.
Despite Neale's evident quality, Cornes said Fremantle should not "get sucked in" to unrealistic Brisbane commercialized demands.
"He is present 28 years of age, injuries are starting to go a factor, and his signifier has dropped off," Cornes told Nine's Footy Classified.
"Yes, it was coming from an bonzer basal wherever helium won the Brownlow Medal, and with his deficiency of pre-season, helium hasn't been the subordinate that helium was past year.
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"It's not disastrous for Brisbane astatine each due to the fact that they've got him contracted and if there's a woody that they don't like, they tin clasp him to that contract."
Cornes' constituent was echoed by Footy Classified big Craig Hutchison, who questioned whether Fremantle really needs the two-time All-Australian successful its crowded midfield.
"I don't deliberation it's the worst happening for Brisbane to suffer him," helium said.
"He's been worthy his while, he's won a Brownlow Medal, but astatine $800,000 oregon that benignant of wealth what could Brisbane get successful the door? Is helium the feline that's going to instrumentality them to the adjacent level successful the archetypal place?
"For Fremantle, it is simply a batch of wealth for a processing midfield. I'm not definite that the money's not amended spent connected [Caleb] Serong, [Andrew] Brayshaw oregon [other] young mids coming through.
"He wants to beryllium the feline successful the midfield, but I'm not definite Fremantle request a feline that dominates their midfield close now.
"Brisbane shouldn't fearfulness the consequences. History is littered teams being overcompensated and doing good aft their stars left."