Sydney Swans superstar Lance Franklin has hinted that he is considering retiring at the end of the 2022 season.
The 35-year-old has officially put contract talks on hold amid rumors swirling that the Swans superstar is about to leave the club.
Franklin released a statement Saturday morning saying he was “still undecided” on whether he would play beyond the end of his current nine-year, $10 million contract, which ends at the end of this season.
The statement also said he wouldn’t call any contract offers until the end of the season and that his decision to play would be family related.
“At this stage, contract conversations have been put on hold so I can focus on playing football,” he said.
“I will have no further comment until the season is over and I have made a decision about my future.
“I’m still undecided and need time to make a decision with my family after the season on whether to continue playing next year.”
Speculation about Franklin’s future intensified again this week with reports that the Brisbane Lions are ready to offer the restricted free agent a short-term deal after talks stalled with a low-ball offer from the Swans. became.
Franklin’s partner Jacinta has family in Queensland, but Brisbane manager Chris Fagan knows nothing about the proposed move and has not spoken to Franklin since he scored his 1,000th goal. said.
The towering vanguard has been in great shape all through 2022, kicking 41 majors so far and scoring his 1000th career goal as the Swans head into another Finals.
Lance Franklin hints at retirement call as Sydney Swans superstar ‘pauses’ contract talks
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