Kurt Tippett
Kurt Tippett

Kurt Tippett and Adelaide have agreed to put contract talks on hold until the end of the season as the future of the big man at the Crows remains unclear.

Tippett has been at Adelaide for five years, but speculation has intensified that he is keen to return home to Queensland to finish his career.

Both the Lions and Suns have declared an interest in Tippett should he wish to move, with both clubs reportedly willing to throw big money at the 25-year-old.

Tippett's future in Adelaide has been the cause of much debate all year and the Crows feel it is in their best interests to wait until the end of their season before attempting to coax the tall forward into staying.

"Given Kurt's recent concussion issues he has had little time to consider his future," Crows football operations general manager Phil Harper said.

"He wants to focus solely on performing on-field to the best of his ability before considering his future later in the year, and to ensure that the matter does not became a distraction to him or anyone at the club in the lead-up to and during the finals.

"Therefore the club and Kurt's management have agreed to resume discussions at season's end.

"The Adelaide Football Club had an exceptional offer in front of Kurt - and Kurt and his management acknowledge this - but Kurt has made it clear he will not make any decision until the season is finished.

"The club will make no further comment on this matter, as we focus on our own on-field performances for the rest of the 2012 season."

Tippett has played 99 games for the Crows and resumed from a stint on the sidelines with concussion concerns against the Lions on the weekend.


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