One of the biggest out-of-contract names got pulled off the board very early yesterday, with Greater Western Sydney star Lachie Whitfield inking a seven-year deal to remain at the club.
There’s no doubt the biggest fish in this year’s player movement pool is GWS restricted free agent Stephen Coniglio. The 25-year-old is in close to career-best form, with plenty of clubs lining up to secure the superstar’s signature.
Carlton have been crying out for inside midfield support to complement Patrick Cripps, St Kilda and Hawthorn have also been reportedly courting the midfielder with huge monetary offers, while Fremantle appear to be in the box seat if the WA-native opts for a return home.
More recent reports suggest, however, that the chances of him staying at the Giants are growing – but can they afford it?
We discussed Coniglio and GWS’ plight on the Game of Codes podcast with Roar AFL expert Marnie Cohen. It turns out there could be a horror scenario for GWS looming in the very near future that may simply force them to ship the superstar away.
Listen to the discussion:
Coniglio wasn’t the only potential mover discussed on the podcast, with Tim Kelly, Jack Martin and Jamie Elliott also getting put in the spotlight.