Posted: 1 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Nathan Buckley Makes Big Call On Boomer’s Future
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has categorically ruled out recruiting North Melbourne legend Brent Harvey.
Speaking to Channel 7, Buckley said that the Pies won’t be going for Boomer in this off-season.
"What I will say about Boomer is he won't be at Collingwood next year," Buckley said.
"I can clarify that out of respect for him; he doesn't need that speculation.”
Buckley suspects that the link is an attempt to push up Boomer’s value.
"Whether it's there from his management to pump up his value somewhere else, or it's there because it's an interesting link to make, everyone seems to be linked to Collingwood,” Buckley said.
"But he won't be there next year."
North’s Daniel Wells and Nick Dal Santo have been linked to the Pies, as have Freo’s Chris Mayne and GWS’s Will Hoskin-Elliott.