GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Jesse Hogan of the Demons is tackled by Mitch Duncan of the Cats during the 2016 AFL Round 23 match between the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons at Simonds Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

REPORTS: West Coast interested in Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan

West Coast has confirmed its interest in star Melbourne forward, Jesse Hogan, according the Herald Sun.

The Eagles intend to lure Hogan back to his home state when his current contract expires at the end of next season, to form what would be arguably the most formidable forward line in the competition, alongside two-time reigning Coleman Medalist, Josh Kennedy.

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“We have been in constant dialogue with his management over a long period of time,” West Coast football chief Craig Vozzo told the Herald Sun.

“We have rated Jesse very highly from the time he was 16 or 17, and if that was an opportunity (to sign him) it’s one that our football club would strongly consider and explore.”

Fellow West Australia side, Fremantle, has also long been keen to lure Hogan back home.

Melbourne is hoping to re-sign Hogan prior to the commencement of next season in order to alleviate possible distractions around the 21-year-old’s future during the year.

Meanwhile, the Eagles are also waiting for delisted North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie to make a decision on his future, with West Coast keen to extend the veteran’s career, given injuries to Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett.


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    • Damian Reed most teams are quite a way off. Takes one team only. 18 in the Comp and GWS will win one soon. It makes no difference really because if you’re not number one you may as well be 18th. Well I hope you get what I mean.

    • Coasters or Freo, just a matter of time. It’s how we lost Scott Thompson back in the day too. Should focus on recruiting Victorians. Just love how struggling clubs get rewarded with early picks only for them to be poached by interstate sides too – read Scully.

    • Both WA sides were always going to target him, he’s contracted next year and then he’ll either re-sign or ask for a trade home. My gut feeling is he will stay and go home late in his career

    • Mitchell please. The media love this shit. Just because WCE want him, he’s gone. Give me a break. If he does go, hope you blokes are prepared to trade away something substantial because we will hold all the cards.

  1. Now would be the time to trade him out if he wants to go! It would be fair to say Melbourne would want to be fairly compensated with a high quality player and a pick! Hard to replace a forward you can build a team around though. Another one bites the dust for dees

  2. It will happen this trade period. If he wants to go back to Perth if he waits until end of next season He has no way to get there by trade. Certainty to announce something very soon.

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