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Burgoyne wants a trade from Port

14/09/2009 08:38:47 PM Comments (0)

Port Adelaide have confirmed star midfielder Shaun Burgoyne wants to be traded to a Melbourne-based AFL club.

In what will create major interest in the coming trade week, Burgoyne is out of contract and wants a fresh start at an unspecified Melbourne club after 157 games in eight seasons with the Power.

But Port are set to fight hard to either hang on to the skillful onballer or get a windfall in return for the 2006 All-Australian.

"Shaun Burgoyne and his manager informed us this morning that he would like to be traded to a Melbourne-based club," Power football operations manager Peter Rohde said on Monday night.

"At this stage no particular club has been identified.

"Our position is that Shaun is a required player and that he will only be traded if a favourable trade for the Port Adelaide Football Club is forthcoming."

Burgoyne, 26, endured a frustrating season as a knee injury limited him to nine games, and the Power struggled with consistency and missed the finals.

His older brother Peter retired at the end of the season.

Port coach Mark Williams said last week he was confident of retaining Burgoyne, and wanted to give the player time to consider his future.

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