Collingwood say Dayne Beams may have to stay at the club for another year if they can’t work a deal with Brisbane.
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Collingwood has reportedly told wantaway midfielder Dayne Beams he may have to remain at the Magpies for another season if Brisbane cannot offer fair compensation.
The Lions have offered the Magpies picks 5 and 25 in this year’s national draft, however Collingwood also want a ready-made player added to the deal.
Brisbane have ruled out trading any of its players after Collingwood targeted the likes of Pearce Hanley, Dayne Zorko, Tom Rockliff, James Aish and Jack Redden.
Collingwood football director Rodney Eade insisted the club was adamant it should receive a high quality senior player as part of any deal.
“We understand Dayne wants to go but it’s not a fire sale for us,” Eade told The Herald Sun.
“We are more than happy for Dayne to stay, as the coach is. The coach will be thrilled if he stays. People might think that is a fall-back position, but that is our preferred position.
“So, no, the draft picks (from Brisbane) are not acceptable and Brisbane knows our position.”
Brisbane chief executive Greg Swann was equally as hard-headed, saying: “If Collingwood wants to keep him next season, well, good luck with that.”
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