Kurt Tippett’s protracted move to the Brisbane Lions appears no closer to being resolved after head coach Michael Voss played down talk linking the Queenslanders with a move for the Adelaide star.
Tippett has reportedly rejected a new contract with the Crows, leading a host of AFL sides to begin the process of trying to attract one of the best forwards in the league.
The Lions link to Tippett strengthened when it became clear Brendan Fevloa’s disappointing spell in Brisbane would come to an end when the current season’s closes, freeing up space in the salary cap in which to accommodate what would be a real marquee signing.
Head coach Michael Voss rejected talk that a deal to bring Tippett to Queensland was all but agreed, insisting the focus remained on finishing the season well and leaving plans for next season until the end of the campaign.
“Where that sits at the moment is really nowhere. He’s an Adelaide player and will be an Adelaide player until that day comes where if he decides otherwise.”
“Outside of that, we’ve got a job to be able to do and that’s where our focus firmly lies,” admitted Voss.
Whether or not Tippett would be interested in leaving Adelaide for a team that currently sit 13th in the AFL ladder remains to be seen. But Brisbane’s ambitions are clear to anybody,with plenty of AFL tips predicting a revival in the coming years.
Tippett could be tempted to be part of the project the Lions are currently undertaking, especially if he is offered a contract by the Lions which his current club can’t match.