Lions football manager Dean Warren has denied a report in The Australian newspaper suggesting the club was shopping Daniel Merrett around to other AFL clubs.
Brisbane Lions football manager Dean Warren has denied reports suggesting the club was looking to trade Daniel Merrett to a rival AFL club.
The Australian newspaper reported that Merrett was being used as trade bait by the Lions, and said the key position player had already been knocked back by Greater Western Sydney.
Warren denied the reports, saying they were “not factual”, according to AAP.
The article said clubs looking to tall defenders, such as Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, would offer a low order draft pick in return for Merrett’s services.
It came just days after the Lions culled seven players of its list including ex-Richmond man Andrew Raines.
Raines joined Jordan Lisle, James Polkinghorne and Patrick Wearden as well as rookies Sam Michael, Nick Hayes and Isaac Conway to be cut loose from the Lions.
The retirements of club legend Jonathan Brown, Ash McGrath and Brent Moloney mean Brisbane will undergo sweeping changes to its playing stocks for the second year in a row.