Tom Lynch has kicked 254 targets in 131 video games for the Gold Coast Suns. (AAP: Dave Hunt)
Big name ahead Tom Lynch has in any case showed the worst-kept secret in soccer — the Suns participant needs to play at Richmond in 2019.
The former Gold Coast co-captain advised his membership in August that he sought after to head house to Victoria after 8 seasons in Queensland.
However in spite of a lot hypothesis that he sought after to visit the Tigers, Lynch refused to remark publicly as Collingwood and Hawthorn had been additionally mentioned to be within the operating for his products and services.
Alternatively on Tuesday morning, the Suns put out a brief remark acknowledging Lynch had advised the membership formally of his favoured vacation spot.
“As soon as the AFL Unfastened Company Length has commenced Richmond will resort Lynch’s contract with the AFL,” the Suns mentioned within the remark.
“The Suns will then be supplied main points of the contract and can have 3 days to decide if it intends to compare the be offering to Lynch or unencumber him to the Tigers.
“Must the membership make a choice to compare Richmond’s be offering, Lynch has the strategy to both fulfil the contract with the Suns, or however input the draft.”
Lynch then in any case spoke definitively about his long run, speaking to the media in Melbourne at a Spring Racing release.
“I feel my time there [at the Suns] had arise,” he mentioned.
“There have been 3 nice golf equipment [to choose from] — there used to be no unsuitable determination, simplest what used to be proper for me.
“It will be great to play finals subsequent yr, I have by no means performed finals sooner than.
“This used to be now not only a one-year determination.”
Jack Riewoldt has led the road for Richmond up ahead, now the Tigers celebrity will probably be joined through Tom Lynch. (AAP: Hamish Blair)
Lynch mentioned he had spoken to Richmond trainer Damien Hardwick.
“He simply mentioned he thinks Richmond will swimsuit me,” Lynch mentioned.
“He mentioned they recognized they [the Tigers] want a 2nd tall ahead to lend a hand Jack [Riewoldt] out.”
Lynch mentioned he used to be having a look ahead to the chance of mixing with the Tigers’ key ahead.
“He is a three-time Coleman Medal winner, I am excited to play underneath him,” he mentioned.
The Suns full-forward performed the outlet six rounds of the season sooner than a knee damage sidelined him till spherical 11.
His go back simplest lasted a month sooner than he reaggravated the damage and later opted for season-ending surgical treatment.
Lynch advised journalists he believed he could be “effective” for the Tigers for spherical one in 2019.
“I must be again and operating within the subsequent month — I am assured I’m going to be in a position for [preseason games],” he mentioned.