Brock McLean has slammed the Blues after he was not offered a deal for the 2015 season.
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Axed Carlton midfielder Brock McLean says he is disappointed at the Blues in their handling of his removal from Princes Park.
McLean was delisted along with Mitch Robinson and Kane Lucas earlier this week.
The 28-year-old to SEN radio of his shock at being delisted after being told by Mick Malthouse he was a required player in 2015.
“He was of the view that he wanted me around next year and that I was a required player,” McLean said.
“So I walked away from that thinking, ‘Yep, great I want to play on next year and it sounds like Mick wants me here, so that’s good’.
“And then my exit meeting at the end of the year probably went even better. Rob Wiley was very positive and Mick was very positive and so was David Buttifant.
“So I walked away with the view that I was going to be around next year and there would be a contract available on the table sooner rather than later.”
While on holidays in Europe, McLean received a text message from manager Adam Ramanauskas saying he was unlikely to be offered a new deal.
Carlton football manager Andrew McKay then confirmed the news to the former Demons player.
“Andy McKay rang me after that and we had a pretty heated discussion and he basically said the same thing that ‘Rama’ said it was more likely than not,” McLean said.
“The last morning I left London and got a call from ‘Macka’ again and he said ‘Yeah mate, we’re going to delist you’, so it changed up a bit.
“I’m certainly not angry or bitter or anything like that, but I was just disappointed how it was all handled.
“How I was sort of told one thing and led to believe one thing and Adam Ramanauskas my manager was told another thing … there was no real transparency or honesty amongst the whole conversation or the whole situation.”
McLean played 63 games for the Blues since joining at the end of the 2009 season.