Buddy and Jesinta Franklin ‘plan to relocate from Sydney to Queensland’ after rumors of AFL star retiring after being asked to take 50 PERCENT pay cut
AFL star Lance ‘friend’ Franklin and his model wife Jesinta are reportedly planning to sell their luxury home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and relocate to the Gold Coast.
Rumors came amid reports that Buddy was either looking to either leave the Sydney Swans for a new club or retire entirely from football after being asked to take a 50 percent pay cut in 2023.
Jesinta, who hails from the Gold Coast, has also recently expressed the couple’s desire to live closer to the family.
AFL star Lance ‘friend’ Franklin and his model wife Jesinta (both pictured) are reportedly planning to sell their luxury home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and relocate to the Gold Coast.
Rumors that the pair is in a sunny state were published in The Daily Telegraph on Sunday.
The publication contacted realtor Paul Biller of the Biller Property agency, who listed the couple’s previous home in the affluent suburb of Rose Bay in 2020.
He sold his semi-detached properties for $3.8 million in an off-market deal.
The move comes amid reports that Buddy is considering relocating to a third AFL club or retiring from professional football after the Swans offered $500,000 to play in 2023.
Mr Biller denied reports that the couple’s home was publicly listed.
The Franklin family, who share two children, currently live in a luxury ground floor apartment located nearby, which they also bought from the market.
Jesinta sparked move rumors after speaking to Body+Soul in May about her husband’s football career and the family’s future plans.
Jesinta recently sparked rumors of moving out after the couple expressed a desire to be closer to family. The 30-year-old model hails from the Gold Coast
“I think he still has great football, but that’s our dream, whether it’s five years or 10 years from now, to be able to live closer to one of the grandparents and spend quality time with them.” said model.
Jesinta, who grew up on the Gold Coast, has said before that she often tries to visit the city to spend time with her family.
Speculation gained traction after reports surfaced that Buddy was weighing a move to a third AFL club or retiring after Sydney offered him less than half the money he currently has.
Former prime minister Hawk had signed a nine-year, $10 million blockbuster deal to attend Sydney in 2013, but the Herald Sun claimed that the Swans currently only offered their stars about $500,000 for 2023.
Buddy is believed to be seeking a contract between $700,000 and $800,000 for next season, which is still a significant pay cut from his previous earnings.
Buddy is believed to be asking for between $700,000 and $800,000 to play for Swans in 2023. He’s shown good form over the last two years, especially when he scored his 1000th goal against the Geelong Cats at SCG in March.