Hamish Hartlett of the Power runs with the ball during the round 12 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval on June 11, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Suns eyeing midfield duo

The Gold Coast Suns are reportedly eyeing a number a midfielders from rival clubs to replace their outgoing stars.

Midfield duo Dion Prestia and Jaeger O’Meara have already requested trades, while the future of David Swallow is still unclear.

The Herald Sun reports that the Suns are chasing Port Adelaide’s Hamish Hartlett and Geelong’s George Horlin-Smith.

Hartlett is contracted until 2020 after signing a six-year deal last season, however, the Power may look to trade the 26-year-old to free up salary cap space and regenerate their list following a hugely disappointing 2016.

Geelong’s Horlin-Smith has been unable to break into the senior side this season, playing just one game this year and a total of 40 six seasons at Geelong.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: George Horlin-Smith of the Cats is tackled by Bradley Hill of the Hawks during the 2015 AFL round 20 match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on August 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 15: George Horlin-Smith of the Cats is tackled by Bradley Hill of the Hawks during the 2015 AFL round 20 match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on August 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

However, he has enjoyed an impressive season at VFL level, starring for the Cats in the middle of the ground.

He enjoyed a breakout season in 2014, playing 21 games, including both finals, but managed just seven games in 2015, before falling down the pecking order.

The 23-year-old has averaged 15.1 disposals, 6.8 contested possessions, 1.8 inside 50s and 2.6 tackles per games in his career thus far.

Reports emerged last night that the Suns are also very interested in acquiring the services of Western Bulldogs onballer, Lin Jong.

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    • Because we don’t have the salary cap space to accomodate either.
      They would all demand more money than Hartlett is on.
      Although it would be nice 😂
      Hartlett for pick 21 and 22 wouldn’t be too bad of a deal.

  1. Port gave up pick 10 and 27 for Dixon. Hartlett is more experienced and skillful. Suns can give back our pick 27 and cough up a top 10 pick..Richmond’s will do for prestia…cheers rocket

  2. I think you will find the suns approached port and the club have asked the question to hartlett. They wanted hartlett last year in the Dixon deal to start with. The salary cap scenario is crap. Schulz delisted, Carlile retired, monfries will get a new deal less than the $550k a year he was on for 4 years. Delisted butcher,Mitchell,colquhoun…few more will go. Jonas Stewart O’Shea Ah chee all out of contract and form will see them on minimal deals or traded/delisted.

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