CHRIS Fagan is adamant Dayne Beams will see out the final two years of his contract with Brisbane, saying he's puzzled at speculation linking the star onballer elsewhere.
Beams has had a brilliant 2018, but after relinquishing the captaincy to Dayne Zorko mid-year has been repeatedly linked with a return to Victoria.
Speaking on Wednesday ahead of Saturday's QClash against Gold Coast, Lions coach Fagan said Beams was as invested in the club as ever.
"The bottom line is he's contracted for two more years at the footy club, so I'm not sure anything is going to happen," Fagan said.
"He's a Lions player.
"It would take something extraordinary for him not to be, and you look at his form, I see him on a daily basis, how he engages with the group and how he talks about our future and I'd be really puzzled if something different to that happened."
Beams has a deal that ties him to Brisbane until the end of 2020, having moved from Collingwood on a six-year contract.
Averaging 28 disposals a game, he is in the best form of his career and right in the frame to add to his 2012 All Australiann selection.
When asked if he'd seen anything from Beams to suggest he wanted to leave, Fagan said; "None whatsoever".
"I'm amazed by it, but it is what it is."