GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Steven Motlop of the Cats celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 19 match between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium on July 29, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Cats willing to trade inconsistent star

Geelong is reportedly willing to part ways with speedster Steven Motlop.

Motlop, who has played 109 games for the Cats, hadย struggled to maintain consistency this season, despite playing every game thus far in 2016.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Steven Motlop (left) and Daniel Menzel of the Cats celebrate during the 2016 AFL Round 12 match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 11: Steven Motlop (left) and Daniel Menzel of the Cats celebrate during the 2016 AFL Round 12 match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old could find himself leaving the Cattery at season’s end if a club shows interest in acquiring his services, according to SEN.

“My understanding is if an offer comes up (for Motlop) they’d be more than happy to trade him,” Brett Anderson told SEN radio on Friday afternoon.

Motlop has kicked 149 goals in his career, including 34 so far this season. He booted five goals and collected 23 disposals in Geelong’s 60 point win over Brisbane last weekend.

While he is undoubtedly immensely talented, Motlop’s freakish skill and goal sense is often overshadowedย by his lack of consistency and laconic nature at times on the football field.

He has spent seven season at Geelong after beingย selected with No.39 in the 2009 National Draft.

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  1. Depends on the return, dont give him away. Has to make sense, his ceiling is high (even if he isnt always playing at its max) so it better be a worthwhile return, a draft pick wont do. Need a plug in player now. Should have offees him up to Adelaide for Crouch before he signed.

  2. Problem is that he is so inconsistent that he is not a star. So whoever pays him is paying way overs for a “star” when his value is that of a good role player. 300-350k a season and he’d be worth a look to sit in a pocket or on a flank.

  3. Geelong would be nuts to move Motlop on. He is still the club’s best and most productive small forward by a country mile. He has an X factor that none of Geelong’s other forwards have.

  4. We only just signed him to a contract at the start of this season. He is a match winner on his day but needs to find some consistency and more importantly look after himself in the off season. Can’t afford to come back again the size of a house. Hopefully he silences some of his knockers tomorrow and in the finals

    • He’s a good player. theirs a few people digging at him for how he plays. A good preseason and he looks after him self on off season he’s a good player. I would put him up there just as important as Dangerfield and Selwood IF!!! He can get some consistency. But!!! I recon he’s not happy at the cats and that’s why he’s up for a trade

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