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Buddy Franklin leaves Sydney for Brisbane Lions

Buddy Franklin has reportedly made a decision about his future and is ready to turn his back on Sydney in order to sign with the Brisbane Lions.

“I can confirm that the Brisbane Lions are the frontrunners to be his (Franklin’s) club next year,” Nine News Queensland reporter Michael Atkinson said.

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“I understand Franklin has told the Swans that he will not be playing in Sydney next year,” he continued.

“Franklin and wife Jecinta want to move their family to Queensland to be closer to them on the Gold Coast. We want to win the premiership of the club and have identified Brisbane as the club most likely to help us reach that goal.”

The report continues that Lions and Franklin management have already begun talks.

Atkinson said it would still take some time before the deal would go into effect as no club can sign Franklin until the trade period begins.

Swans CEO Tom Hurley refuted the report off-air at 3AW’s Sportsday after the interview, saying, “It’s news.”

Franklin and his wife Jecinta made many headlines in recent months after bombshell news The 35-year-old believed Swans was underestimating him..

In May, Jecinta also said: quality time with them. “

Jesinta Franklin was Miss Universe Australia 2010 and grew up on the Gold Coast.

The couple also own a beachside apartment just south of the Gold Coast, and rumors are swirling about selling their Sydney home.

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