‘My motivation is not financial’: Jared Polec opens up on Port Adelaide exit
Former Port Adelaide midfielder Jared Polec has opened up on his decision to move to North Melbourne in a revealing interview on 3AW Football.
The 25-year-old said he saw the writing on the wall at the Power during the second half of the year.
“Towards the pointy end of the season, I started to have those feelings (that I’d leave Port Adelaide),” Polec said.
“My motivation is not financial, my partner is from Melbourne as well.
“I was probably going to end up in Melbourne after footy and this was a great opportunity to move that forward.”
Polec confirmed that while he wasn’t “filthy” at the club per reports, he was “disappointed” at the way his contract talks were handled.
“I was keen to get a contract done early but it was held off due to my foot,” he said.
Matthew Lloyd: "Can you tell us how many years you've agreed to with North Melbourne?"
Jared Polec: "It's five years."
— 3AW Football (@3AWisfootball) September 15, 2018
“If you want to stay at a club, you’d like them to show you a bit of faith and offer that three-year deal at the start.
“They never really came to the table (with another offer) and in the end, I decided to go with North.”
He said certain members of the playing group were disappointed at the club’s lack of inaction with regards to Polec’s contract status.
“They were a bit disappointed, to a certain extent,” Polec said.
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