Melbourne met with Heritier Lumumba the day after he decided to part ways with Collingwood. He is expected to provide run out of defence.
Lumumba, 27, played 199 games with the Magpies including the 2010 premiership. Both parties agreed he needed a fresh start. Lumumba was All Australian in 2010 and finished fourth in Collingwood's best and fairest in 2014.
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