Tough utility Ben Lengthy has confirmed he desires to depart St Kilda and transfer north to affix Gold Coast forward of subsequent season.
The Saints on Wednesday introduced the 25-year-old has requested a launch within the upcoming commerce interval.
He opted to snub his present membership – in addition to advances from North Melbourne – and as an alternative transfer to southern Queensland.
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“Ben has had a contract provide from the membership for various months now, so we’re naturally disillusioned to obtain this information, notably as we imagine Ben has lots of good soccer in entrance of him,” St Kilda checklist supervisor James Gallagher stated.
“Whereas the choice to remain on the Saints stays, and we’d be disillusioned to see Ben go, we are going to work with the Suns to see if an acceptable commerce could be reached.”
Lengthy is the nephew of Essendon legend Michael Lengthy, and grew up in Darwin the place the Suns at the moment are rising an academy.
He went at choose 25 within the 2016 nationwide draft, and has performed 79 AFL video games since debuting for the Saints in 2017. This yr was arguably his breakout season.
The acquisition of Lengthy considerably soothes the lack of rising famous person Izak Rankine for the Suns, after he requested a commerce to Adelaide.
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