Dayne Beams reportedly wants out at the Brisbane Lions.
Damian Barrett has reported exclusively on NAB AFL Trade Radio that Beams wants to break his contract with the Lions and return to his former club Collingwood.
“Beams loves the Lions, there are just reasons now why he wants to break the contract he has and return to the Pies,” said Barrett on NAB AFL Trade Radio’s The Early Trade.
“And it’s only the Pies that he wants to return to.
“There’s no issue with the Lions. He couldn’t be more grateful of what the club has done for him.
“He just, in an ideal world, would like to return to Collingwood if the planets align. But as we know, there’s a contract there for 2019 and 2020 at the Lions.”
Barrett added: “The Lions will be doing everything to keep Beams, and as Greg Swann has been saying, they intend to hold him to his contract.”
Having been linked with a return to Victoria late in the 2018 season, the 2010 Magpies premiership player said at Brisbane’s Best & Fairest night recently that he was keen to remain with the Lions.
“The one thing I kept coming back to was this group and you blokes and I bloody love youse,” he said.
“The amount of support you’ve shown me over the last six months has been unreal … I can’t wait to see us progress as a team and a footy club.
“That was a real driving factor in me wanting to stay here and stick around and I love where we’re going and I love you boys.”
Beams, 28, left the Magpies to join the Lions in 2014 to be closer to his ill father who passed away earlier this year.
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