Richmond forward Ben Nason has expressed an interest in returning to SA following Crow ruckman Ivan Maric seeking a trade back to Victoria.

"We'd be open to look at it because he's struggled to find a niche in the forward line of the Tigers," Nason's manager, Paul Connors, said.

"He's out of contract and he's just had an operation to clean up his shoulder, but there's no doubt (he would consider it)."