TOM LANGDON has finally received a contract offer from Collingwood but has had no choice but to consider options from other clubs, his manager Scott Lucas says.
Lucas said Langdon had to carefully weigh up his future given the Magpies had prioritised other players earlier in the year – hinting at the Magpies' pursuit of Gold Coast captain Steven May.
AFL.com.au reported on Monday the Magpies had shown interest in Western Bulldogs defender Marcus Adams in a bid to bolster their tall defensive stocks.
Langdon, 24, had a superb end to the season, culminating in a standout performance in Collingwood's Grand Final loss to West Coast.
Langdon received one Norm Smith Medal vote and was close to best afield at half-time, finishing with 23 disposals and seven marks (three contested).
"We have received an offer for Tom so that's something for Tom to consider," Lucas told Macquarie Sports Radio.
"The reality is when a club that a player is at delays that (negotiations) for so long we need to be proactive and discuss his options elsewhere."
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Lucas said there was no doubt as to why the Magpies had waited this late in the season to offer something suitable to Langdon.
Langdon's ability to take intercept marks and play on tall and small opponents makes him a player of interest for opposition clubs looking to bolster their backlines.
"I think it's fair to say they've been into other players from other clubs," Lucas said.
"Tom has finished the year off so very well and that certainly doesn't hurt and we've got to weigh that all up.
"We couldn't get to this stage of the year and Collingwood say, 'Unfortunately we don't have an offer,' therefore we start our work then.
"Our work needs to start a long time ago."
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Langdon's brother Ed plays at Fremantle and despite being contracted is expected to garner interest from Victorian clubs given the Dockers' interest in Melbourne star Jesse Hogan.
Tom Langdon has played 80 matches for Collingwood after being taken with pick No.65 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft.