Tim Watson is in “no doubt” star Essendon forward Joe Daniher would like to move to Sydney this trade period.
Daniher, 25, is contracted to the Bombers for another year but continues to be linked with a trade to the Swans.
“There is no doubt in my mind now that Joe (Daniher) would like to move from Essendon and go and play in somewhere like Sydney, because of all the other things outside of football,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
"They're still playing the game. He's playing the game with his management and the Sydney Swans and that type of thing.”
Watson feels a lifestyle change in another state is something Daniher is considering as he weighs up his future.
“I don't know what it's like to walk around as Joe Daniher, but when you're that tall and that recognisable, and maybe you're not invested in that side of the game, you'd like to be more invisible. I can understand that,” he said.
“If you're not enjoying being in Melbourne, in the bubble of football, and you believe your lifestyle, your whole life, your whole being as a young person is going to be improved by being somewhere else, I can completely understand that.
“It's not necessarily about money for him, I don't believe. It's about living somewhere off Broadway and enjoying his life.”
Fellow Essendon great Matthew Lloyd is also fearing the worst regarding Daniher’s chances of being at Tullamarine in 2020.
“They (Essendon) haven’t been told anything, but the silence is deafening,” Lloyd told Telstra AFL Trade Radio.
“He can end this, he could end it with a tweet, he could end it with a presser. I just want to hear Joey say: ‘I’m going nowhere’.”
Daniher, who played just 11 games in two years through injury, was tight lipped on his next move at Essendon’s best and fairest count on Tuesday night.
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