Unsportsman’s AFL Trade Rumours – Friday 7th October, 2016

Free Agency has officially opened 

The NAB AFL free agency has opened today and there are a few people that may be moving as early as today. Tiger’s Ty Vickery, Fremantle’s Chris Mayne and Zac Clarke, North Melbourne’s Daniel Wells, Adelaide’s Ricky Henderson and Melbourne’s Jack Grimes are some of the names that can be picked up as a free agent.

 

Steven Motlop might be traded

Geelong forward Steven Motlop could be traded as he is weighing up his future. There were talks a few weeks back that Motlop was going to Richmond in exchange for Brett Deledio but there have been rumours that other clubs are interested. Although it believes Motlop is happy with his contract at Geelong, he is still unsure whether he will be there next season.

 

Hamish Hartlett wants to stay at Port

Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Harlett has decided he wants to remain at the Power. He travelled to Melbourne to talk with some Victorian clubs but after a golf day with captain Travis Boak and coach Ken Hinkley, he wants to stay at Alberton. Richmond, Essendon, North Melbourne and Carlton had some interest in Hartlett but it looks like now a trade is unlikely.

 

O Meara and Prestia deals are not near completion 

According to the Gold Coast Suns, deal for midfielders Jaeger O’Meara and Dion Prestia are far from done. Gold Coast football manager Marcus Ashcroft said that discussions are underway but no where near finalised. O’Meara and Prestia requested trades to Hawthorn and Richmond respectively and it looks like these deals may not happen until the last few days of the trade period.

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