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Delisted Saint dreams of sibling reunion at Suns

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Mav Weller played 32 games for the Suns before crossing to the Saints in 2014

IT WOULD be a "dream come true" for delisted St Kilda forward Mav Weller to join his younger brother Lachie at Gold Coast as he hunts for a new club.

The 26-year-old was told last week he wouldn't be at the Saints in 2019.

After starting his career at the Suns as a 17-year-old access selection, Weller is determined in his desire to keep playing AFL and would be thrilled to join his sibling.

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"I obviously would love to go play with my little brother. It would be a dream come true, but I totally understand where they're at," Weller told Melbourne radio station SEN.

"Obviously with the trade period, they're going into a bit of a rebuild phase, but I feel like I can add so much to a club like that in terms of my experiences and my leadership, and what I can do as a player as well with a younger group.

"In saying that, I also feel like I could contribute so much to a contender and a club that's got established leadership."

The first delisted free agency period opens on Thursday week.

"My manager's talked to a lot of clubs, Gold Coast being one of them. It's pretty early days now," Weller said.

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Weller has played 121 games in his career.

He had expected to earn a new deal, and had his first inkling that wouldn't happen only about a fortnight ago.

"There was still a bit of indecision with contracts and stuff like that. I hadn't signed anything," Weller said.

"They were going into trade period maybe thinking there might be a spot open up, I'm not sure.

"It did come as a bit of a shock but that's the way it goes with list spots and restrictions on that sort of stuff. Sometimes you've got to make decisions.

"I definitely don't hold any hard feelings."