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The 2019 AFL Season is underway, and while there’s still plenty of football left to be played this year before the trade period, there’s already plenty of AFL trade rumours.
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Cam Ellis-Yolmen – Has considered potential moves to other clubs in previous years, but a deal has never been struck. Sure to attract interest again given his good form of late. Unrestricted free agent.
Bryce Gibbs – Dropped by the Crows three times this year, there is speculation he may need to move to another club to continue his career. However, it’s not clear which sides, if any, would be interested. Contracted until the end of 2021.
Hugh Greenwood – Likely to attract more interest from opposition clubs the longer he remains uncontracted for 2019. Hasn’t been linked to any particular suitors just yet. Out of contract.
Josh Jenkins – Seemed like he might be on the way out after being dropped earlier in the season, but has since regained his place in the side. Could still consider the right offer from a rival club. Contracted until the end of 2021.
Alex Keath – The Melbourne Demons are reportedly targetting the 27-year-old key defender. Out of contract.
Reilly O’Brien – Wants to stay at the Crows but has put off negotiations until later in the year. His future may depend on what happens with Sam Jacobs, or even Brodie Grundy. Out of contract.
Ben Keays – Was linked to a move to Gold Coast last year, but it didn’t come about. Might have the conversation again in 2019, now that he is likely to be a delisted free agent. Out of contract.
Jack Silvagni – He and the club are reportedly both open to him seeking a trade at year’s end. It’s not clear whether any rival clubs would be seriously interested. Out of contract.
Brodie Grundy – Speculation is heavy that he could be the target of a big-money offer from the Adelaide Crows, who may have pick 1 to offer in a trade. He is from South Australia originally. Contracted until the end of 2020.
Brayden Sier – Sier says he wants to stay at Collingwood after recently working his way back into the side. He has been linked to Essendon. Out of contract.
Sam Draper – St Kilda are reportedly putting together a four-year, $1.7 million offer for the yet-to-debut ruckman, who will miss the rest of the season following an ACL injury. Out of contract.
Aaron Francis – Asked for a trade to South Australia in 2017 which never came to fruition. Seems content at Essendon and is reportedly likely to re-sign soon. Out of contract.
Darcy Parish – Has hit good form after starting the year in the VFL. Geelong were one of a number of clubs reportedly interested, but signing a new deal with Essendon seems the most likely outcome. Out of contract.
Brad Hill – Reportedly asked Fremantle to trade him back to Hawthorn at the end of the 2018 season but was denied. It is said that he is weighing up another trade request at the end of the year. Contracted until the end of 2021.
Stephen Hill – Gold Coast are reportedly making a play for the older Hill brother. What happens to his brother Brad may influence his decision. Restricted free agent.
Ed Langdon – Seems likely to return home to Victoria, with the Western Bulldogs, St Kilda, North Melbourne, Melbourne and Collingwood all interested in him. His brother Tom plays for the Magpies. Out of contract.
Tim Kelly – Currently weighing up a decision between moving home to Western Australia, where he’s reportedly open to playing for either Fremantle or West Coast, or re-signing with Geelong, possibly on a complex NBA-style deal involving multiple one-year player option triggers. Set to get a big pay raise either way. Out of contract.
Jack Lukosius – It was reported before the season even began that a Melbourne-based club is targetting Lukosius with a significant financial offer. Port Adelaide have also said they would target any South Australian talents drafted by Gold Coast in 2018. Contracted until the end of 2020.
Jack Martin – Carlton, St Kilda, North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs are all reportedly pursuing Martin, who asked for a trade to Essendon last year with no deal being struck. It seems unlikely that Essendon would be his destination now, after they spent significant trade currency and salary cap room on securing Dylan Shiel. It’s still a possibility that he’ll re-sign with Gold Coast, but if he does leave, it’s expected he’ll join a Victorian club rather than go home to Western Australia. Out of contract.
Aiden Bonar – Looks likely to return to Victoria at the end of the year with the Giants reportedly willing to move him on in search of salary cap relief. Contracted until the end of 2021.
Jeremy Cameron – Geelong are reportedly making plans to target Cameron when he next comes out of contract next year. He will be a free agent at that time. Contracted until the end of 2020.
Stephen Coniglio – Seems likely to re-sign with GWS despite being targetted by all of Hawthorn, St Kilda, Carlton, West Coast and Fremantle. The Saints and Blues in particular are rumoured to be offering as much as $1.4 million per year. Restricted free agent.
Jon Patton – Expected to join Hawthorn via trade at the end of the year. Currently recovering fro his third ACL injury. Contracted until the end of 2020.
Adam Tomlinson – Expected to return to Victoria at the end of the year, as he’s often been rumoured to desire. The Western Bulldogs, St Kilda and Carlton are the clubs known to be interested. Unrestricted free agent.
Jarryd Roughead – Gold Coast reportedly sought to bring him to the club in a Luke Hodge-style deal, but his current position is that he wants to be a one-club player. The most likely scenario is that he retires and goes into coaching. Unrestricted free agent.
Isaac Smith – The Western Bulldogs have reportedly identified him as a trade target. Smith says the talk of a potential trade is ‘rumour and innuendo’. Contracted until the end of 2020.
Sam Weideman – Re-signed until the end of 2021.
Todd Goldstein – St Kilda are reportedly targetting the veteran Kangaroos ruckman. Goldstein has said he wants to remain at North Melbourne. Unrestricted free agent.
Paddy Ryder – Rumours have flared that he may need to continue his career at a third club in 2020 after recently being dropped. Ken Hinkley says he will definitely be at Port Adelaide next year. Out of contract.
Brandon Ellis – Might move to a new club at the end of the year as he seems unable to cement a spot in Richmond’s best 22. North Melbourne are among those to have previously shown interest. Restricted free agent.
Jack Steven – Was the subject of rumours linking him to Geelong at the end of last year, and has been absent for the majority of season 2019 for mental health reasons, though he is back in training with the club now. Future unclear. Contracted until the end of season 2020.
Darcy Cameron – GWS are reportedly a likely suitor for Cameron, who has also drawn interest from Carlton and North Melbourne. Out of contract.
Zak Jones – St Kilda seem his most likely suitors, but has previously been pursued also by Melbourne, North Melbourne and Essendon. His brother Nathan plays for the Demons. Out of contract.
Jack Darling – Reportedly being targetted by the Western Bulldogs, who have cash to spend after Tom Boyd’s retirement. Contracted until the end of 2020.