Collingwood Magpies midfielder Adam Treloar has reportedly informed teammates he will not represent the club next season.
According to Fox Sports’ Tom Morris, Treloar’s relationship with the club since their semi-final exit last month has deteriorated to the point of no return.
Treloar was thrown into the trade rumour mill when it was revealed his wife Kim Ravaillion would resume her netball career with the Queensland Firebirds in the Super Netball competition.
Ravaillion would also be taking the couple’s young daughter with her, sparking speculation Treloar was eyeing a move to the Brisbane Lions or Gold Coast Suns to avoid being separated from his family.
However, the 27-year-old emphatically shut down those rumours, saying he wanted to remain in the black and white jumper.
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Treloar is contracted with Collingwood until the end of the 2025 season and is set to earn $900,000 in 2021, but he was reportedly left “incredibly frustrated” to learn the Pies don’t want him there next season.
The Age’s Sam McClure reported the Pies were keen to offload Treloar because they don’t believe he can perform at his peak while being based away from his wife and daughter.
Treloar is now searching for a new home, and is targeting a Victorian club in finals contention, according to Morris.
According to The Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph, Collingwood has told clubs it would be prepared to pay as much as $100,000 of Treloar’s salary if a trade can be completed.
Adam Treloar of the Magpies.Source:News Corp Australia
St Kilda head of list management James Gallagher told Trade Radio the club would not be hunting Treloar’s signature.
“He’s a terrific player, but everyone is subject to list sizes and cap space and draft capital and all those sorts of things, so the discussion there has raced a long way ahead of any discussion we’ve had with Adam’s management, which hasn’t really progressed at all,” Gallagher said on Friday.
“I think that’s extremely unlikely that anything would happen there.”
But speaking on Fox Footy’s Trading Day, former St Kilda star Leigh Montagna believed every club should be trying to sign Treloar.
“He’s being thrown around almost like a pawn at the moment. I feel for the young man, it’s a really tough situation for him,” Montagna said on Friday.
“I’d be staggered if not every club in the competition at least tried to see if they could accommodate for a player of his standard.
“He’s an All-Australian calibre player — three times in the last five years he’s been in the All-Australian squad.
“He’s a gun at his very best, and I think there should be a lot of clubs sitting there with their list management committee trying to work out how to accommodate this player.”
Collingwood list manager Ned Guy refused to divulge any additional information on Treloar’s movements.
“We do have that commitment to Adam and his manager Tim Hazell that we weren’t going to do anything publicly until now. Trade period hadn’t started, so it was probably just dealing a little bit in speculation previously,” Guy said earlier this week.
“I understand that angst, but we’ll be speaking up when there’s something to say.”
Speaking on SEN, Melbourne legend Garry Lyon called for Collingwood to be more candid about Treloar’s situation.
“People don’t tell you the real story. The real story is still out there,” Lyon said on Friday.
“If Collingwood were to come out and truthfully tell us why they’re trying to move Adam Treloar, we’d have a better understanding.
“I’m sure there’s much more to it.”
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