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Trade shock: Beams wants return to Collingwood

Beams wants to return to Collingwood Damian Barrett on Trade Radio says contracted Brisbane star Dayne Beams has expressed interest in re-joining former club

DAYNE Beams is set to stun Brisbane and request a trade back to Collingwood due to personal reasons, according to AFL.com.au's Damian Barrett.

Breaking the news on NAB AFL Trade Radio, Barrett said the Pies would be the only club Beams would consider returning to next season as he seeks a move back to Victoria.

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The classy midfielder was drafted to Collingwood in 2008 and won a premiership with the club in 2010, before leaving to return to his native Queensland to join Brisbane in 2015.

Beams remains contracted at the Lions through until the end of 2020, with Barrett reporting that the club's chief executive Greg Swann intends to hold him to that deal.

However, he revealed that Beams had indicated a desire to return to Collingwood.

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"Dayne Beams loves the Brisbane Lions, he loves everything about the Brisbane Lions, there are just reasons now why he doesn't want to be there," Barrett said.

"He's not disgruntled with anyone at the club and he's not disgruntled with the club itself, but he does want to break the contract that he's got and return to Collingwood.

"It's only the Collingwood Football Club that he would explore the possibilities around returning to."

Beams' move to Brisbane was prompted by his desire to be closer to his father, who was suffering from cancer.

Philip Beams passed away in March.

Beams relinquished the Brisbane captaincy midway through this season, citing the mental stress caused by his father's illness and death, but reiterated in August his commitment to seeing out his contract with the club.

“After having our exit meetings earlier this week, I thought it was a good time to let everybody know I won't be going anywhere," Beams said in a statement.

"I love the coach, the playing group and am excited about where this footy club is headed.

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"I have never asked for a trade away from the Lions and would like to put an end to any speculation over my playing future. I will be seeing out my contract here."

Beams played 110 games across six years at Collingwood and has played 58 games in his four years at Brisbane, winning best and fairests at both clubs in 2012 and 2015.

He finished second in the Lions' B&F this season, one vote behind new captain Dayne Zorko.