NEW HAWK Ty Vickery would love to play alongside former Richmond teammate Dustin Martin again, but says the free agent shouldn't rush a decision on his future.
In just a few short months Vickery has learnt what it's like to switch clubs, providing him with a unique perspective on Martin's big decision.
Martin is out of contract at season's end and he will qualify a restricted free agent.
Last October, Vickery used free agency to secure a move from Richmond to Hawthorn.
The 26-year-old has joined star recruits Jaeger O'Meara and Tom Mitchell in a refreshed Hawthorn line up.
And while the Hawks have runs on the board when it comes to luring top talent, securing Martin could be their greatest coup yet.
"I'd love to play with him again obviously," Vickery told AFL.com.au.
By Vickery's own admission, his move was a mutual parting of ways, but the Tigers are desperate to keep Martin.
"He doesn't need to rush into a decision, he's got 8-10 months until his contract expires," Vickery said.
"I'm sure he's got a lot of good people around him advising him and he'll make the right decision."
Vickery, whose own future was the subject of numerous headlines throughout 2016, says a player facing the prospect of a move has to block out the noise.
"There'll be a lot of media speculation the longer it goes, but the reality is that doesn't really mean anything," he said.
"He's just such a talented midfielder and forward and a really good kid.
"Wherever he goes, or (if he stays), he's going to do well.
"He's a really good teammate and Richmond are really lucky to have him, and they know that."