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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Suns wait on offers for in-demand May


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Gold Coast Suns General Manager Craig Cameron has said that the club is yet to receive an offer for co-captain Steven May, despite rumours of an impending departure.

Following fellow co-captain Tom Lynch's decision to leave the embattled club, there has been much speculation about the future of May, who has been the target of several Victorian clubs including Melbourne and Collingwood. 

However, speaking on NAB AFL Trade Radio, Cameron stated that the club had not received a trade offer for the 26-year-old.

"Steven hasn't asked us for a trade," Cameron said.

"He's met with some club in many ways to find out his market position.

"No club has approached us with an offer."

After dealing with consecutive seasons where their captain was leaning towards leaving the club, with Gary Ablett and Lynch both departing in 2017 and 2018, respectively, the Suns approached May in order to see whether they could get him to commit long-term to the club that drafted him.

"We approached him towards the end of last year to ask him to consider what his long-term future was," Cameron said.

"We were keen to sign him up to a long-term deal if we could.

"He then wanted to find out, if he was going to do that, what other options he might have and he's gone through that process, but at the moment he hasn't come to us and asked for a trade."

However, Cameron did admit that he was disappointed with May shopping himself around to rival clubs while being the captain of the Suns.

"In our first round of meetings, we were pretty clear we'd prefer he didn't do it, so that didn't sit comfortably with us," he said.

"At the end of the day if he's looking to make a long-term commitment to us and wants to know what his value is, sometimes it's okay for people to work out what their market value is from both sides of the coin." 

May is officially out of contract at the end of the 2019 season, and the general consensus is that the Suns will be able to get better value for him by dealing him this year.

With the AFL Trade Period kicking off on Monday, Cameron suggested that in the event of May's departure, the Suns would prefer a deal to be done well ahead of the October 17 deadline. 

Gold Coast Suns General Manager Craig Cameron has said that the club is yet to receive an offer for co-captain Steven May, despite rumours of an impending departure.

Following fellow co-captain Tom Lynch's decision to leave the embattled club, there has been much speculation about the future of May, who has been the target of several Victorian clubs including Melbourne and Collingwood. 

However, speaking on NAB AFL Trade Radio, Cameron stated that the club had not received a trade offer for the 26-year-old.

"Steven hasn't asked us for a trade," Cameron said.

"He's met with some club in many ways to find out his market position.

"No club has approached us with an offer."

After dealing with consecutive seasons where their captain was leaning towards leaving the club, with Gary Ablett and Lynch both departing in 2017 and 2018, respectively, the Suns approached May in order to see whether they could get him to commit long-term to the club that drafted him.

"We approached him towards the end of last year to ask him to consider what his long-term future was," Cameron said.

"We were keen to sign him up to a long-term deal if we could.

"He then wanted to find out, if he was going to do that, what other options he might have and he's gone through that process, but at the moment he hasn't come to us and asked for a trade."

However, Cameron did admit that he was disappointed with May shopping himself around to rival clubs while being the captain of the Suns.

"In our first round of meetings, we were pretty clear we'd prefer he didn't do it, so that didn't sit comfortably with us," he said.

"At the end of the day if he's looking to make a long-term commitment to us and wants to know what his value is, sometimes it's okay for people to work out what their market value is from both sides of the coin." 

May is officially out of contract at the end of the 2019 season, and the general consensus is that the Suns will be able to get better value for him by dealing him this year.

With the AFL Trade Period kicking off on Monday, Cameron suggested that in the event of May's departure, the Suns would prefer a deal to be done well ahead of the October 17 deadline. 

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