AFL analyst Gerard Haley says it is “ridiculous” that Lance Franklin would be willing to move to a third-party club in a wage dispute with Swans.
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Franklin was willing to turn his back on Sydney in a 500 500,000-a-week “offer of a football contract” to play in 2023.
That reduction is less than half of what it will receive in 2022, and has dropped sharply to $ 700- $ 800,000 needed, says AFL360 co-host Mark Robinson.
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Haley said he was “surprised” that the details of Franklin’s contract had been released and that he was “surprised” that the reported half-million-dollar deal was considered a low ball.
“It’s going to be crazy for me, it’s uplifting,” Haley told Sportsday Radio.
“For the 35-year-old, who grew to 36 next year, the 13th best player in the game, I thought this was a great discount.
“The idea of going to a third club should be ridiculous.
“He showed me a club that made $ 800,000 to pay for a 36-year-old boy for a year. And do you change clubs after tax for $ 100,000 after earning a lot?
The fact is, he was not a superpower when he signed the Great Controversy and had a lot of mouths to feed Sydney.
Robinson said Wednesday night that talks had taken place between the club and Franklin, but that he stood by the story.
“I will not go unless there is much to do with stories like this,” he said on AFL 360.
“Lance Franklin has only six games left in his AFL career.”
AFL360 co-host Gerard Willy Franklin said he expects to get a new home if he comes in at $ 600-700,000.
Sydney chairman Andrew Predham told 7NEWS that Swans were “confident” that an agreement could be reached with Franklin for 2023.
“Both the club and Lance want him to play. We are confident that an agreement will be reached. ”
AFL analyst Matthew Richardson says Franklin will be “shocked” if he does not play for Sydney next year.
“I couldn’t see Buddy Franklin going to a third club,” he told Sportsday Radio.
“If he was given $ 600,000, he would not play.
“I can’t see him moving.
“If you make good money, $ 550-600,000 in your 36th year is still very good money.”