Port Adelaide GM of Football, Chris Davies, says he would be “highly surprised” if Charlie Dixon chose to leave the club.
Davies told Kane Cornes and Andrew Hayes on SEN SA Breakfast that he is confident Dixon will remain at Alberton.
“I expect that Charlie will be at our club longer term,” he said.
“I know that he is happy living in Adelaide.”
Dixon joined the club from Gold Coast in late 2015 and his contract expires at the end of this season.
While the 29-year old has enjoyed a fruitful 2020, Davies is hopeful Dixon agrees to a “fair” deal with the club given the tall forward’s struggles in previous seasons.
“You do rely on some good grace in these situations and by saying that I mean that Charlie has been at our footy club for five years, he’s got a good relationship with Ken (Hinkley) and our playing group,” Davies said.
“He knows that the club has looked after him and supported him through some tough times.
“I would be highly surprised if any of that meant that Charlie wanted to chase money or years over what would be a good and fair deal with Port Adelaide.”
Davies also said that talks on a new deal with Sam Powell-Pepper are progressing well given the lifting of the AFL’s contract freeze.
“I’m confident that Sam wants to stay at our football club, I know that the conversations between our list management group and his managers have been fruitful so far,” he said.
“I don’t expect there to be any concerns over what Sam’s future is at the footy club.
“We’ve got some other people as well who we’d like to look at locking in over the next couple of weeks now that the AFL have lifted the player signing freeze.
“We can start to now look at what our list looks like for next year albeit we still don’t have absolute confirmation about list numbers which is something we’re having to manage at the same time.”
Top-of-the-ladder Port Adelaide host Hawthorn at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.