Adelaide and North Melbourne offered Dustin Martin $ 11 million over seven years to leave Richmond in late 2017, according to the star’s manager Ralph Carr.
Fresh from his third Norm Smith medal, the first player in code history to accomplish this feat, Martin’s decision to remain a tiger despite mega offers from Roos and Crows has proven a flying success.
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“They (crows) agreed to this offer. Mark Ricciuto came to me and they agreed to this offer. Then it took less of us to stay in the Richmond I had to talk to Dusty with.
“I gave him the equation of what we could do outside of football, which I thought was much better and I thought Richmond was a better club and better equipped to get him where he wanted to be.
Martin was the most talked-about trade name in the game, and was spotted touring Greater Western Sydney in 2013 when the Tigers recognized that the then 22-year-old wanted to “pursue other options.”
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His decision to stay then, but especially in 2017, was welcome news for Tigers fans and, given its importance to the club’s success, has proven to be one of the most significant decisions in trading history.
“The last game was against St. Kilda (before the re-signing) and he got a standing ovation. I think after that game we met for dinner, which is what we usually do. He said, “I think you’re right if you stay. “Said Carr.
“He got these huge standing ovations that were pretty amazing.”
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