Josh Schache may be on his way out at the Brisbane Lions this year.
Despite signing a contract extension with the Lions, it appears as though Schache could still depart this off-season.
Speaking on the second NAB AFL Trade Radio podcast of 2017 this week, Mitch Cleary suggested the 20-year-old Victorian might be back in his home state playing football potentially for the Western Bulldogs or Richmond in 2018.
“I think it’s looking that way,” said Cleary.
“He’s packed up all his belongings in Brisbane. Right now it looks like Schache is on the way out.
“The Dogs and Richmond are the two that continue to come up around his name.
“The management say he won’t be traded or looking for a trade but I think the Lions, they know what they’ve got coming in - two young academy players in a similar mould - the Lions might jump first on this one.”
In other Brisbane news, Trade Radio’s Kane Cornes posed the question to Damian Barrett regarding Tom Rockliff and a possible move to Port Adelaide.
Barrett said: “Yeah, massive chance.
“When you get to September 13, and you are out of contract, you know something’s up.
“He chose last year to test the market, didn’t like what he saw.
“He had a good year and he can hold his head high with how he handled himself in 2017, but he’s out of contract on October 31.
“I reckon that says all it needs to be said about a man who was the former captain of that footy club.”
Listen to the Schache & Rockliff speculation and more below: