Nat Fyfe indicates his intention to remain a Docker

Nat Fyfe. Picture: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images
Nat Fyfe. Picture: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images

FREMANTLE midfielder Nat Fyfe has moved to pour cold water on talk he will seek a trade away from the club.

But the hot topic is unlikely to subside after the reigning Brownlow Medallist said a contract would not be sorted until next year.

Fyfe, who has been out for most of 2016 because of a broken leg, has been linked with a move away from the club after flagging his intent to at least consider his free agency options in 2017.

A trade to the Gold Coast has been speculated, as has conflict with forward Hayden Ballantyne.

Fyfe, via the club’s website, said his future is at the Dockers, but added he will not sign an extension until next year.

“I don’t want there to be any doubt that I see my future here at the Fremantle Dockers,” he said.

“We have a strong plan in place, with good people and recent reports that I would consider a trade at the end of the season are completely false.

“My manager Jason Dover remains in constant communication with the club and we’ll get something sorted at the right time next year.

“At the moment though, all my focus is firmly on getting my leg right and getting back to playing my best footy.”

Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich said Fyfe’s comments should calm speculation about his future at the club.

“His comments today should put an end to recent external speculation that the club would consider trading Nat to another club at the end of the season, which is not something we would entertain,” he said.