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Family prompted Melbourne move: Burgoyne

16/09/2009 06:19:00 PM Comments (0)

Departing Port Adelaide midfielder Shaun Burgoyne says the wishes of his family are behind his quest to continue his AFL career in Melbourne.

The 26-year-old star flew to Melbourne on Wednesday to meet with representatives of three clubs.

"It's just time for a change for myself, my family needs a change and that's basically where we're coming from," Burgoyne told the Ten Network.

"I'd love to continue my career in Melbourne."

Hawthorn have publicly expressed strong interest in Burgoyne.

He also wants to talk with Melbourne and Essendon, given he has a connection to both clubs as he is related to the Davey brothers, the Demons' Aaron and Bombers' Alwyn.

But Burgoyne said it was too early to declare a preferred destination.

"It's very premature," he said.

"It has been in the media a fair bit so a lot of clubs have been in contact with my manager, but I haven't spoken to anyone personally.

"My manager's been talking to a few clubs, that's basically where it's at."

The fact that wooden spooners Melbourne are in the picture will almost certainly force the Power to strike a trade deal rather than risk losing him for nothing in the pre-season draft, where the Demons have first pick.

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