Adelaide and Brisbane are among the clubs circling Mabior Chol, with the Gold Coast forward potentially set to be on the move again this trade period, according to AFL Media.
It comes despite Chol’s former coach Damien Hardwick joining the Suns, with multiple reports stating the 26-year old is available some two years after crossing from Richmond to Gold Coast at the end of the 2021 season.
Chol, who’s contracted until 2025, managed just eight senior games this season amid Ben King’s return from injury despite the ex-Tiger last year leading the Suns’ goalkicking.
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His manager – Ashley Blair of Pacific Sports Management – in a statement earlier this month said Chol “wants to be a regular at AFL level”, but added he’d have more clarity about his client’s situation after the Suns’ VFL campaign has finished”.
“Mabior is focusing on the VFL final series and hopefully winning a premiership with the Suns. We are aware and have been approached by a number of clubs that are interested in Mabior due to his high-end talent to see where everything sits,” the statement reads.
“With Mabior still being involved in the VFL finals, Mabior has not yet had his exit interview with Gold Coast, so we are not sure of the Sun’s (sic) position at this stage.
“Mabior still has 2 years remaining at Gold Coast and is really enjoying his time up there. However, like all players, Mabior wants to be a regular at AFL level. He demonstrated what he can do when he gets a regular opportunity at the AFL level kicking 44 goals and being the leading Suns goal kicker in 2022.”
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BLUES AMONG CLUBS CIRCLING ELIJAH HOLLANDS
Carlton is among the clubs pursuing contracted Sun Elijah Hollands in a move that could reunite him with younger brother Ollie, reports CODE Sports.
Despite Hollands having a deal in place at Gold Coast for 2024, clubs reportedly think Hollands could be gettable this trade period, with the Herald Sun revealing earlier this year the 21-year old could be on the move.
Drafted to the Suns with Pick 7 in the 2020 draft as a highly-rated youngster, Hollands had to wait until 2022 to make his debut after suffering an ACL in his draft year.
He’s totalled just 14 senior appearances due to a combination of injury and not being selected by former coach Stuart Dew.
Hollands played nine games this year including being subbed out on three occasions from rounds 20-22 under caretaker coach Steven King.