Nathan Buckley says the Pies have spoken to Adelaide star Patrick Dangerfield.
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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he hopes star midfielder Dayne Beams will remain at the club, but hinted that the Magpies have been in talks with Patrick Dangerfield as a potential replacement.
Beams has told Collingwood he wants to be traded to a Queensland club to be closer to his family, but Buckley told SEN Radio that the Magpies were still trying to keep hold of the All-Australian.
“We’d rather have Dayne be wanting to sign on for another five years and be at Collingwood for the rest of his career,” Buckley said.
“But we understand the pull of family, and obviously there’s a couple of other factors that have made it a bit easier to make that decision.
“But, as I’ve said earlier, he’s a contracted player.”
Collingwood is keen to secure a like-for-like replacement for the 24-year-old, and Buckley hinted that the club had spoken to Dangerfield about a possible move to the Westpac Centre.
“I dare say, I dare say,” Buckley said when asked if the Magpies had spoken to the Adelaide star or his management.
“What I will say is that we look at every opportunity to improve our list.”