Roos is hopeful of retaining Frawley despite Geelong interest.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos said he was hopeful key defender James Frawley would remain at the club next year after reports emerged of Geelong’s interest in the player.
Speaking after the Demons’ 66-point loss to the Cats on Sunday, Roos said the decision was down to the Frawley, but the club was constantly talking to the defender.
“We’re regularly talking to the player,” he said.
“It is incumbent on the player, if the player wants to wait with free agency, at some point you need to know, because you need to plan if he is here if he is not here.”
Roos said the AFL was now similar to the NBA in regards to free agency.
“We saw Lebron (James) go to Cleveland,” he said.
“”That’s the way of AFL footy (at current) and the NBA has had it for X amount of years.
“We saw the fanfare with Lebron and that’s where we’re at.”
Melbourne currently sit 16th on the AFL ladder, and take on Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.