SEN Western Australian correspondent, Tim Gossage, has revealed West Coast are growing concerned regarding the future of star midfielder Andrew Gaff.
Gaff, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has yet to notify the Eagles as to whether he will be re-signing with the club, or exploring his options as a restricted free agent.
Gossage believes West Coast are getting restless as the 26-year-old continues to mull over his next move.
“It’s funny because I was talking to someone at West Coast the other day about it and they said: ‘if it was yes he would just tell us’”, Gossage told SEN Afternoons.
“If he says: ‘yeah I’m staying’, that would give the boys a bit of a lift.
“He’s not saying anything. He’s not that type of guy and he’s certainly not and he doesn’t like the headlines.
“He likes to go under the radar amongst his playing group as well as he does in Perth.
“He hasn’t really spoken about the contract, but certainly no doubt that there is concerns from West Coast.
“Even now, even though he’s away from the footy club and he’s due back soon, he could walk in the door and say: ‘boys, I’m going to stay, I’m staying and that would give them a lift going into the finals’.
“But, he has not done so yet.”
Gaff is currently serving an eight-week suspension for punching Fremantle youngster Andrew Brayshaw in the Western Derby in Round 20.
Formerly from Victoria, Gaff has been linked with a move to a host of Melbourne based clubs, including North Melbourne, Essendon and St Kilda.
Listen to Tim Gossage's chat on SEN Afternoons in Andy Maher in the player below