Trade blog and live chat for October 6, free agency, trade period, updates, news
A third trade was eventually made, with Port Adelaide securing a key striker.
The Dogs are closing in on a free agent, while a The Gold Coast draft pick is in high demand.
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1:20 p.m. – SUN TO RESTER AS THREE CLUBS CHOOSE THE PRIZE OF CHOICE
Tom Morris reports …
Darcy Macpherson will play for Gold Coast next year and his contract will likely be extended until 2023.
The 23-year-old was the subject of commercial speculation this week when it emerged that the Suns were open to him joining North Melbourne with their Pick 19. In return, Gold Coast would receive at least one future selection at add to their already successful carry.
But North Melbourne hasn’t budged on its two-year offer for Macpherson, who wanted to stay and fight for his place in Queensland anyway.
As a result, all parties have moved on now, while management of the Suns and Macpherson have already discussed smoothing out his contract over another season.
Macpherson is expected to earn around $ 400,000 next year thanks to a back-end deal and the AFL’s requirement to push back money due to the Covid-19 situation. The average for his entire contract is much lower.
His determination to stay with the Suns means the Pick 19 remains up for grabs, with Melbourne, North Melbourne, Fremantle and Port Adelaide expressing interest in the past 48 hours.
The Demons are keen to get the order project to the top 20 and would at least offer a future selection to get the Gold Coast support package selection.
Fremantle’s desire for Pick 19 is slightly more complex, while it is appealing to Port as they currently have no second or third round selection this year.
The Suns will also upgrade two academy players on the rookie roster and trade Will Brodie to the Dockers for a late pick or allow him to walk as a deregistered free agent.
12:40 – THE GIANT JOINS THE PORT
Tom Morris reports …
With Tim O’Brien destined for Whitten Oval, Port Adelaide struck a deal with the Giants for Jeremy Finlayson.
As reported by foxfooty.com.au, a future third-round pick was given to the Giants, who sent 25-year-old Finlayson to Alberton.
The deal was made on Wednesday and Finlayson signed a three-year contract.
Giants football boss Jason McCartney said the club understand Finlayson’s family situation.
“While sad to see Jeremy leave, we fully understand and support the desire to be with family at this exciting time in his life and that of Kellie,” said McCartney.
“We are delighted that we were able to secure a deal with Port Adelaide and add to our draft hand for next year.”
Finlayson has scored 90 goals in his 66 games for the club.
“Jeremy impressed us during his time with the Giants as a big dangerous forward because of his athleticism and ability to make an impact on the scoreboard,” said Jason Cripps, roster manager for Port Adelaide.
“He’s been very influential as a forward for GWS in their big last year and we think he gives us a lot of flexibility as a tall forward, second ruck option.
12:00 PM – FREE HAWKS AGENT BOUND FOR THE KENNEL
Tom Morris reports …
Tim O’Brien, the great Hawthorn, is expected to join the Western Bulldogs as an unrestricted free agent on a multi-year contract.
O’Brien spoke via zoom with Luke Beveridge, who was his frontline coach at Hawthorn, and is expected to play the key defenseman role for them in 2022.
Port Adelaide have shown interest in O’Brien and have spoken to him as well, but have reportedly used the 27-year-old as a depth player.
The Dogs see O’Brien as the 22 best starter probably alongside Alex Keath in defense.
Nothing has been signed yet, although sources from Port and Hawthorn expect O’Brien to join the Dogs in the coming days.
As an unrestricted free agent, compensation for the Hawks will be minimal.
9:30 am – SET OF PIES, BULLDOGS FOR SHOWDOWN OVER LIPINSKI
Collingwood reportedly aims to use a late pick to trap his next business goal.
AFL.com reports that the Magpies plan to use the 58 pick, acquired from the Suns in an eight-pick trade, to acquire Patrick Lipinski from the Western Bulldogs.
The 23-year-old was offered a three-year contract by the Bulldogs before officially submitting a trade request to the Magpies at the end of the season.
While the Magpies are hoping a late pick will be enough to close the deal, the Bulldogs would like more compensation.
Lipinski, a very available midfielder with the ability to go forward and hit the scoreboard, had extended stints with the AFL Bulldogs’ squad for the past four seasons amid a few setbacks of injury before falling out of favor at the end of 2021. He only played 11 AFL games for the Bulldogs this season – two as a medical submarine and two as an unused submarine.
8:30 am – FRINGE DEE MEETS THE RAVENS
Adelaide has reportedly met Melbourne’s Kade Chandler as the small striker seeks more senior opportunities.
Chandler has played six games in three seasons on Melboune’s rookie roster, but four of those games were as an unused medical replacement this season.
The Sun Herald reported Wednesday Crows met Chandler last week.
Adelaide is already well stocked with small forwards, including Lachie Murphy, Shane McAdam and James Rowe, while foxfooty.com.au understands that they are keeping a close eye on Josh Rachele, Murray Bushranger’s young gun.
6AM – WHAT MAKES THE ADAM CERRA AGREEMENT?
Adam Cerra’s move to Carlton appears to depend on a deal, if not a deal, between Geelong and Fremantle involving Jordan Clark.
Several outlets report that the Dockers are hoping to send Pick 25 to Geelong in exchange for the WA-born wing / defender, although they are already rejecting Pick 27.
The starting point for the Cats’ negotiations was Pick 8 and have hinted that they would like a late first-round selection for the former No.15 pick under contract.
“I am frustrated that Geelong is expecting a first choice for Jordan Clark,” said Essendon legend Matthew Lloyd. AFL Commercial Radio. “You haven’t played it, so how can you feel entitled to a top 15 pick?”
Fremantle is currently haggling with Carlton over the exact price of Cerra. The Blues will have to give up choice 6, but as reported by foxfooty.com.auTom Morris on Monday, the Dockers also hope to trade their second-round pick (27) for that of Carlton (25). They would then exchange 25 in Geelong.
Age reports that the Dockers are also keen to trade their future picks with the Blues, either by turning a fourth-round pick into a third-round pick or a third-round pick into a second-round pick.
So, as the Cerra deal goes smoothly, Dockers need to know if Geelong would agree to Pick 25 for Clark first and then be able to close the deal with Carlton.
Carlton was offered the 52 pick by West Coast in exchange for Sam Petrevski-Seton, who they could then trade with the Western Bulldogs for defenseman Lewis Young.
The Blues had high hopes for Petrevski-Seton, the No.6 pick in the 2016 draft, but have minimal leverage as they didn’t offer him a contract for 2022.
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