The Suns are "at ease" about the contractual status of young cannons

Ben King has kicked five goals in his seven senior games to date: AFL, Gold Coast Suns, Stuart Dew, Jack Lukosius, Ben King, Izak Rankine

To date, Ben King has kicked five goals in his seven senior games

STUART Dew is "at ease" with the contractual advances of Jack Lukosius and Ben King, saying that there is no hurry for high-end talent to start over at the Gold Coast.

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At the beginning of this week, the No.3 selector Izak Rankine extended his stay with the Suns until the end of 2022, turning his attention to Lukosius and King.

Jack Lukosius played 14 games in his debut season with the Suns. Image: AFL photo

"We are at ease where I am," Dew said Friday morning.

"We don't want to sell anything, we want them to decide based on what they see around the club.

"With that knowledge, we're really sure they'll make the right call and we don't see it now."

We think it will happen when they are ready, we don't want to give us any deadlines – Stuart Dew on Jack Lukosius and Ben King

After following Adelaide in his youth and training with Port before being selected by the Gold Coast, a first choice of Rankine, Lukosius will always be tied to a homecoming until he connects.

The same goes for King No.6, whose twin Max plays for St Kilda.

Both Suns have adapted well to their new environment, living with CEO Mark Evans and playing a lot of football in their first year.

Both are contracts until the end of 2020.

"We think it will happen when they are ready," Dew said.

"We do not want to set any deadlines.

"We think given how they are, how they are training and playing, how they integrated into the club and the Gold Coast, which will come when the time is right.

"There is certainly no hurry."

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