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Football great Brendan Fevola drops bombshell over Dustin Martin’s retirement from the AFL, and Tigers fans should look away now

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Brendan Fevola has stated that Dustin Martin will retire as soon as he reaches his 300th game milestone for Richmond, but will then play for the Gold Coast Suns next season.
  • Brendan Fevola has an ’email’ about Martin’s future as a player
  • The rumor will surely leave football fans surprised.
  • Martin has been connected with the Gold Coast Suns

Football great Brendan Fevola has sensationally declared that AFL superstar Dustin Martin will retire from the sport as soon as he reaches the 300-game milestone in his career for Richmond, but will then lace up his boots for the Gold Coast Suns next season.

speaking in Fifi, Fev and Nick from Fox FM On Tuesday morning’s breakfast show, Fevola revealed he has it on good authority that Martin’s tenure at the Tigers, where he won three premierships, is coming to an end much quicker than most expected.

Martin’s manager Ralph Carr is understood to have been buying homes on the Gold Coast for his star client.

A move to the Glitter Strip in 2025 would also see Martin join his previous coach, Damien Hardwick.

‘They (Richmond) want to play him at the MCG (against Hawthorn) for his 300th game. Dusty has been waiting for his 300th game,’ Fevola said.

Brendan Fevola has stated that Dustin Martin will retire as soon as he reaches his 300th game milestone for Richmond, but will then play for the Gold Coast Suns next season.

Dustin Martin made his AFL debut with the Tigers in 2010 and won three premierships (pictured in action against Essendon on May 25 at the MCG).

Dustin Martin made his AFL debut with the Tigers in 2010 and won three premierships (pictured in action against Essendon on May 25 at the MCG).

Fevola also stated that moving to the Gold Coast would make Dustin Martin the

Fevola also stated that moving to the Gold Coast would make Dustin Martin the “centrepiece of Queensland football”.

“There are a lot of rumors about him and next year, about whether he will retire or play somewhere else.

‘My email is that he will retire after playing his 300th game. He thanks the Richmond fans after his 300th.

—Then take a couple of months off. Get fit. And fix his head.

Fevola added that Martin “will be paid a lot of money to go to the Gold Coast”, where he will be able to “play as a striker and mentor the playing group”.

The Suns have never played finals football since entering the competition in 2011.

The great Carlton was a fan of the potential move, with Martin, 32, insisting “it would be the centerpiece of Queensland football.

A move to the Suns in 2025 would see Martin join his previous coach Damien Hardwick (pictured).

A move to the Suns in 2025 would see Martin join his previous coach Damien Hardwick (pictured).

It comes as Martin turned back the clock on May 25 with a brilliant performance against Essendon at the MCG.

While the Bombers ran out 12-point winners, Martin scored three goals and showed his class.

Martin responded to his many criticisms, with veteran football journalist Caroline Wilson recently claiming that the three-time Norm Smith medalist was “limping towards” 300 games, before adding her belief that Dusty’s form this campaign has not justified a contract extension on Punt Rd.

It has been a season to forget for the Tigers and coach Adam Yze, with just one win in 11 games as they battle to avoid the wooden spoon alongside winless North Melbourne.

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