Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said the Tigers have the resources to target a big-name player in the coming off-season.
The reigning premiers have been linked to Gold Coast captain Tom Lynch, but Gale doesn’t want to engage in those discussions after going through it with Dustin Martin in 2017.
“After having the year I did last year with Martin, I think it’s very unedifying to be commenting on players in that respect, so as far as I’m concerned he’s a Gold Coast player and a good young man,” Gale told the *AFL Nation pre-game show.*
“All I’d say is we do have the flexibility to, if we think there’s a player who meets our needs and wants to come and make a contribution to our club, we could have a discussion.
“Part of the challenge of managing a list is making sure your players are well rewarded for what they give to the club and delivered, but you do it in a way where if opportunities do arise you want to give yourself every chance.”
Gale said his club will look for improvement within before searching for free agents.
“I think if you look at our list and the age profile of our list, we’re pretty young so you’d think there’s still some organic improvement in our players and some of our best players are still in their prime,” Gale said.
The Tigers host Brisbane at the MCG this afternoon and you can hear the call live on 1116 SEN or through the AFL app.