MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Zach Tuohy of the Blues celebrates on the siren after the Blues defeated the Power during the round eight AFL match between the Carlton Blues and Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Injury prone Cat emerges as possible exchange for Tuohy

The Blues may have finally found a player the Cats are willing to part ways with,Β to complete Zach Tuohy’s move to Geelong.

Carlton had shown strong interest in young midfielder, Darcy Lang, requesting the 20-year-old in exchange for wantaway defender Zach Tuohy.

However, the contracted Lang does not wish to be traded.

The Age reports that the Blues have now raised Billie Smedts as an alternative to Lang to complete Tuohy’s move to Geelong.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Smedts has played 38 career games with the Cats since making his debut in 2012, but has struggled to play regular football due to several long term injuries.

The opportunity to join the Blues could appeal to Smedts as a chance to reignite his career after a wretched run with injuries at Geelong, since being selected with pick 15 in the 2010 National Draft.

However, he has the natural talent to be a valuable player at AFL level if he stays fit.

Meanwhile, Geelong is no closer to orchestrating a deal for Richmond star Brett Deledio, with theΒ Tigers not budging on their request for Josh Caddy, while the Cats are adamant the onballer will not be leaving the club.

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245 COMMENTS

  1. might as well throw your memberships in the air if they take backward steps like smedts malthouse set the club back 5 years with liam the tea pot hands on hips JONES and dale the $16,000.00 a week cant play im injured THOMAS

  2. If Zac leaves he goes to please a leadership group reputedly at the stage where a cat team needs to be called for hubris filled minds think their sublime and a kings court they hold stay with the blues even if they lose coz tough is one of ours

  3. Smedts would benefit from the trade he’s just been injured. He has talent! Lang pick 16 And Cocky pick 10 are off limits. Carlton can’t expect Geelong to trade them for a rookie listed pick 73 in Tuohy.

  4. It would be sad to see Billy head away from the cattery. The poor bugger has had some injury problems but looked as though he was through the worst and ready to play a big part for the Cats next year. With so many small forwards at the Cats it did it looks like a win/win for Cats and Blues!

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