Beams says his move away from the Magpies was for no reason other than family.
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Dayne Beams has denied he left Collingwood for any other reason than to be closer to his family, in particular his father who is recovering from cancer.
Beams last week became a Lions player after Collingwood finally agreed to a deal to send their star midfielder north to Queensland.
The 24-year-old told reporters on Friday that the probability of leaving the Magpies was something that had been on his mind for a while.
“It’s been something I’ve been thinking about since receiving the phone call from my old man saying he was sick,” Beams said.
“It hasn’t been a decision I’ve made in the space of two weeks, it’s been something that I’ve thought about a lot through the year.
“To me my family’s everything. My decision was based purely around that and what was going to be best for me, my missus and the rest of my family as well.”
Beams said he was looking forward to taking the field with his brother Claye.
“I’ve never played with Claye so for me it’s a dream come true,” Beams said.
“My brother is my best mate.”