Geelong’s Allen Christensen has asked the club for an AFL trade after having preliminary talks with Brisbane.

Geelong midfielder Allen Christensen is seeking an AFL trade and preliminary talks have been held with Brisbane.

Geelong said on Wednesday 23-year-old Christensen had expressed a desire to continue his career elsewhere for “non-football reasons” and the club was considering their position.

Christensen’s manager Tim Hazell released a statement confirming he wants to move.

“It is decision taken purely for personal reasons,” said Hazell.

“He simply feels that at 23 he wants a fresh start to his football elsewhere.

We will work through this process with the club in the hope of securing an outcome satisfactory to both parties.”

Brisbane chief executive Greg Swann told NAB AFL Trade Radio that the Lions had preliminary discussions about securing Christensen.

“If he’s keen, we’re very, very interested,” Swann said.

“We haven’t got all of the details. He (Christensen’s manager) rang Peter Schwab, suggested he might want to come north.”

Gold Coast could be in the mix to secure Christensen as it has picks eight and 15 up its sleeve.

Christensen is considered one of Geelong’s most promising young players.

He played eight games in 2014 after returning from back surgery and has played 65 games for the Cats in total, including the 2011 Grand Final win over Collingwood.