Fremantle forward Cam McCarthy has sensationally quit the Fremantle Football Club.
Sources have confirmed to The Age that McCarthy, 25, walked out of the club after being told he wouldn't be offered a contract beyond 2020.
Cam McCarthy has quit the Fremantle Dockers
McCarthy signed a one-year extension midway through last year and has played only one game in 2020.
The Dockers handed over pick No.3 to Greater Western Sydney in return for McCarthy and picks seven, 34 and 72 at the end of 2016.
When he was a Giant, he sat out the 2016 season and returned home to Western Australia and trained with WAFL club South Fremantle.
McCarthy has played 70 games in six seasons at AFL level.
The Dockers released a statement on Thursday night confirming that McCarthy would not be at the club in 2021.
The club said McCarthy was given early release from his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the season.
“The club, Cam and his management have mutually agreed that Cam be released from his AFL playing contract for 2020,” general manager football Peter Bell said.
“We have been in discussions with Cam and his management about his future at Fremantle.
“We believed it was only fair to advise Cam as soon as possible that it was unlikely that he would have his contract extended beyond the end of the 2020 season.
“On that basis, Cam and his management discussed the situation with his family, and subsequently informed the club that he would like to seek an early release from his contract, which was mutually agreed to by all parties.”
McCarthy has kicked 99 goals in his 70 AFL games to date, including 49 games for Fremantle and 21 for GWS.
“Cam is very popular with our members and supporters, and on behalf of everyone at the club, we thank him for the contribution he made during his four seasons at Fremantle," Bell said.
“We also wish Cam all the very best for his future endeavours and the next stage of his career.”
McCarthy has also been contacted for comment.
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