Treloar told he was unwanted at Magpies

Oliver Caffrey
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Adam Treloar has confirmed Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley told him senior Magpies players no longer wanted him at the club before the midfielder's bombshell AFL trade.

The 27-year-old became a Western Bulldogs player right on the deadline of the AFL trade period.

It followed weeks of information leaked out to the media detailing discontent between Collingwood and Treloar, who was contracted at the Magpies until 2025.

In a meeting with Buckley, the Magpies mentor expressed concern some players had with Treloar and they believed it was in his best interests to leave.

"That was told to me in no uncertain way," Treloar told reporters at Whitten Oval on Friday.

"That did hurt because I know how close I am with the players; to be told that when I don't think that's the truth (hurts).

"To be told there's some players who don't want you there when I know that the majority of players love and care for me.

"They were adamant on moving me on so no matter how they were going to go about it, it was going to happen.

"It was a fight up until the end because that's where I wanted to be at Collingwood.

"I guess anything was going to be said to move me on.

"There's not been one player that has come to me and said 'yeah, I was apart of moving you on."

Treloar was one of four Magpies to be traded out on Thursday night as the club attempts to rectify woes with its salary cap.

Despite his acrimonious exit, Treloar says he holds no grudges towards Buckley or anyone at the club where he played 94 games after arriving in 2016 from Greater Western Sydney.