STEFAN Martin is still weighing up his future, but says he'll likely stay with the Brisbane Lions in 2016.
Martin is contracted for next year, but is considering a return to Melbourne for personal reasons.
The imposing ruckman had a stellar season and was one of four players – alongside Dayne Beams, Dayne Zorko and Mitch Robinson – to share the Merrett-Murray Medal as the Lions' best and fairest on Saturday night.
Zorko, another player suggested to be looking elsewhere, confirmed he would be at the Gabba next year.
But for Martin, the decision is a little tougher, saying it is not as clear-cut as simply staying at a club he loves.
"I've got some life circumstances going on and that's the only reason I'd want to leave the club," Martin said.
"(It's) unrelated to the club, nothing they've done, but sometimes life gets in the way.
"At this stage it's looking like I'll be at the Lions, not 100 per cent, but that's where it's at, at the moment."
It's believed the club is trying to extend the 28-year-old's tenure with a longer-term deal.
"I do love the club, but it's just weighing up life's priorities," Martin said.
"There's a huge part of me that would just love to be at this club next year."
In the latter stages of the season, clubs were told Zorko was 'gettable', such was his unrest.
However, the exciting midfielder said he had not spoken to any other club and was in no rush to extend the year he had remaining on his current contract at the Lions.
"If talks start when we get back, well I'm happy for that to happen, but I'm in no rush at the moment, (and) the club's in no rush," he said.
"I'll be here next year."
Out of contract midfielder James Aish has still not informed the club of his intentions for next year.