Treloar confirms Buckley reports

14 November 2020 17:09:59 GMTPlus11

Adam Treloar has opened up on his messy exit away from Collingwood and has confirmed coach Nathan Buckley told him the senior players wanted him out.

Treloar had five years remaining on a bumper contract with the Pies and made it clear he wanted to see out his days with the club.

However, under salary cap pressure, it would appear Collingwood had other ideas and were keen to move him on during the Trade Period.

Buckley denied reports suggesting he told Treloar he was not wanted by the senior group, but the gun midfielder says the conversation did happen.

"That was told to me in no uncertain way," Treloar said when he addressed the media on Friday. "That did hurt because I know how close I am to the players.

"I've spoken to a number of players and the majority of players have sent me messages of love and support.

"I don't think that was the truth. I think they were up for a fight to move me on and anything was going to be said to move me on.

"It was a fight up until the end, because that's where I wanted to be, at Collingwood."

Treloar went on to deny suggestions he was angling for a move to Queensland and was keen to see out his career with the Magpies.

Now that is not possible, all his focus is on the Bulldogs, and he plans to spend the rest of his playing days with Luke Beveridge's men.

"I wish I could have finished my career as a Collingwood player and that's the honest truth, but as soon as I knew I had to come here, this is where my heart lies now, and I'll finish my career as a Bulldogs player."

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