What you need to know about Tyler Perry’s new contract

AUSTRALIA’S premier AFL star is being offered a $10 million-a-year deal to remain at the Brisbane Lions, with the club understood to be prepared to take a risk on the highly-rated backlineman.

Key points:Tyler Perry is reportedly a key target for Melbourne, while Collingwood’s Tom Liberatore is believed to be a target for CollingbrookMelbourne have reportedly held preliminary talks with Collingwoods on a multi-year contract extensionWhile Collingworth have already signed five players from the Lions and a number of other players from Collingswould be prepared at some stage to consider a similar deal for Perry, with Collinsofts top-level negotiations likely to continue into 2018.

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