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Treloar tells of love for club he's leaving

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 6: Adam Treloar of the Giants in action during the 2015 AFL round 23 match between the Melbourne Demons and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia on September 6, 2015. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Adam Treloar finished second in the Giants' best and fairest
The players, I love each and every one of you
Adam Treloar

DEPARTING Giants midfielder Adam Treloar has spoken of his love for the teammates he will face as an opponent from next season.

Just days after the 22 year-old told club officials of his wish to be traded back to his home state of Victoria, Treloar finished second in the Kevin Sheedy Medal for Greater Western Sydney's best and fairest player to defender Heath Shaw.

At the presentation in Sydney on Saturday night, he spoke of his affection for the club.

"I just want to thank everyone for my time here, I've loved every minute I've had here," Treloar said.

"The players, I love each and every one of you.

"The coaching staff, from Sheeds (former coach Kevin Sheedy) when he started here, Choco (former assistant coach Mark Williams), Leon Cameron you've been a massive influence on me … Lukey Power, I could go on and on."

While Treloar is believed to have nominated Collingwood as his club of choice, a number of Melbourne clubs have expressed interest in his services.

The Magpies have reportedly offered him a long-term deal believed to be worth about $750,000 a season, although Richmond is also believed to be extremely keen to win his signature.

Treloar's brilliant season saw him lead the Giants for total disposals with a career-high 578 at 27.5 per game, ranking 13th in the competition, and he also kicked 14 goals.

After a fifth place finish in 2013 and fourth last year, 2015 was Treloar's first podium finish in the club's best and fairest count.

In a season that saw the Giants win 11 games to almost make the finals for the first time, Treloar's standout games came against the same club, Carlton.

He blitzed the hapless Blues in round seven at Etihad Stadium when his 31 possessions and three goals helped GWS to a 78-point win, before he almost repeated the dose with 28 touches and another three majors in the Giants' 81-point thumping in round 22 at Spotless Stadium.

A foundation member of GWS, Treloar played 21 games in 2015 to take his tally to 79 in four seasons with the club.