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Gaff not worth seven figures says Watson


Tim Watson says he doesn’t believe highly sought after West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff is worth seven figures as he’s 'not a game changing type player'.

Gaff is a restricted free agent at the end of 2018 and is considering returning home to Melbourne, with clubs such as North Melbourne, St Kilda and Carlton reportedly interested in signing him.

Averaging 30.8 disposals per game in 2018, Gaff is expected to receive offers close to the million dollar range, but former Essendon captain Watson doesn’t believe he is worth that.

“I don’t think he’s a seven figure player, I really don’t,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“I don’t think he’s a game changing type player.

“If you went after Dustin Martin in the midfield, you’ve got someone with a capacity to change the momentum of the game, I don’t think he’s a momentum changer in any way.

“In terms of what he does, he’s one of the best players in the game at endurance, at being able to find the ball, to find the spaces, to be the link type player, he’s improved his game on the inside.

“But to me, I look at him and always think, no one’s really tested him.

“People don’t go after him week in and week out to try and tag him.

“I think they that they’ve always tried to stop the ball at the source and they don’t believe he’s the source.

“He’s a very good player, you know what you’re going to get.

“He’s an eight out of 10 type player, he’s a very very consistent player.”

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