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AFL star Aker set to leave Lions: report

06/07/2006 10:18:46 PM Comments (0)

Brisbane Lions star Jason Akermanis has reportedly made an agreement with coach Leigh Matthews to be traded out of the AFL club at the end of the season.

The Nine Network's The Footy Show reported that Akermanis met with Matthews last week and they agreed he would leave the club if a suitable trade deal could be worked out.

Akermanis refused to confirm or deny the report.

"I can certainly confirm that I had a coffee with him last week, we have coffees all the time for sure," Akermanis told The Footy Show.

"But the details of that conversation from my end have remained private and will remain private until towards the end of the year."

Akermanis' outspoken nature has caused friction with Matthews and the Lions on several occasions this season.

He was dropped for the round seven match against Hawthorn, partly for failing to meet team disciplines and standards

More recently, he was fined $5,000 by the club after an article was published on his website calling Matthews a "f...wit", although Akermanis said it was written by his brother Rory, who administers the website.

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