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Matthew Lloyd urges Gold Coast not to overpay for opposition ruckman


Matthew Lloyd has urged Gold Coast not to overpay another player as they reportedly circle Fremantle ruckman Rory Lobb.

According to the Herald Sun, the Suns are showing a “strong interest” in the Dockers big man despite him still being contracted until the end of 2022.

The Suns have recently recruited the likes of Rory Atkins, Brandon Ellis and Lachie Weller from other clubs, handing them long-term contracts in the process.

Lloyd said he didn’t want to see a similar thing happen with Lobb, saying the Suns shouldn’t pay his $700,000 salary.

“It’s said that (Rory Lobb is) on $700,000 a year at the Dockers," he said on Sportsday.

“I would not pay him a cent over that (figure); he’s worth $600,000 (in my view).

“I just don’t want to see the Suns fall into another guy and overpay them just because it’s hard to attract players up there.

“(They have to) develop their own.”

The 28-year-old has played 13 games for Fremantle this season, averaging 13 touches and five marks.

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