The Gold Coast Suns have confirmed that Tom Lynch has officially pledged his desire to join Richmond as a Restricted Free Agent.
The AFL's worst-kept secret, Richmond will lodge the former co-captain's contract once the Free Agency Period gets underway on Friday.
The Suns have released a statement detailing what comes next:
"The SUNS will then be provided details of the contract and will have three days to determine if it intends to match the offer to Lynch or release him to the Tigers.
Should the club choose to match Richmond’s offer, Lynch has the option to either fulfill the contract with the SUNS, or alternatively enter the draft."
However the club is not expected to match the offer, instead taking a reported compensation selection from the AFL, potentially pick No.3 in November's national draft.