PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Nick Suban and Michael Walters of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Giants linked with Freo forward Michael Walters

Greater Western Sydney Giants will reportedly target a small forward in this year’s trade period, with Fremantle star Michael Walters on their radar, according to AFL.com.au.

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The Giants are likely to try to lure Walters to Western Sydney in a deal involving want away forward, Cam McCarthy.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Nick Suban and Michael Walters of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 15: Nick Suban and Michael Walters of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

McCarthy has spent the entire season in Perth with family, after being granted time away from the Giants to deal with personal issues.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Cam McCarthy of the Giants marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 09: Cam McCarthy of the Giants marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

McCarthy tried to orchestrate a deal back home to the Dockers during last season’s trade period, but GWS would not budge on the contract forward, who enjoyed a break out season in 2015.

The 21-year-old kicked 35 goals in 20 matches last season.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t see them giving him up tbh, doubt they’d part with the early pick either. Dunno what they’d give up that gws would be interested in but they’ll get the deal done somehow

  2. Freo are dead set keen on McCarthy and he has already moved home. That deal will be done and GWS showed they will play hardball. Walters is a genuine gun and only 25. Lyon has said that he sees Walters as a potential club leader so not sure how much of that will impact but I would say if this gets done, GWS are the big winners.

  3. Gws knocked back freos first rounder for 2015 and 2016…they could have got a fringe player thrown in as steak knives….mccarthy walked anyway….terrible man management gws. Probably have to accept a 2nd round pick only now.

  4. This is close to the most ridiculous article I’ve read. Must be an east coast reporter. Get a grip. McCarthy to freo for a second round pick. If GWS doesn’t get the deal done then he goes to the draft and no one will take him because he is home sick and he will go to freo for nothing.

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