GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 18: Devon Smith of the Giants takes on the defence during the round 16 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Metricon Stadium on July 18, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Tigers hunting Giants’ mid Devon Smith

Richmond is reportedly set to make a big play for Greater Western Sydney Giant, Devon Smith.

The Tigers tried to sign the 23-year-old a few years ago and will one again be targeting Smith during this year’s trade period, according to The Footy Show’s Damian Barrett.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 18: Devon Smith of the Giants takes on the defence during the round 16 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Metricon Stadium on July 18, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – JULY 18: Devon Smith of the Giants takes on the defence during the round 16 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Metricon Stadium on July 18, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

His current contract with the Giants does not expire until the end of 2017, but the Tigers are said to keen to pursue Smith regardless of his current contract situation.

GWS will need to free cap up salary cap space for next season, which may work in Richmond’s favour.

The Giants’ star midfielder has played 83 games since making his debut in 2012. He has averaged 18 disposals, 6.4 contested possessions, 5.1 score involvements and 4.4 tackles per game in his five-year career.

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  1. Lol! Still trying to “top up” for their “tilt at the flag”. Full rebuild required. Wasting top picks on players like Smith is totally unnecessary at the moment for Richmond. But, they’ll do it.

  2. Why do we want him, hes averaged over 20 disposals for one year in the time hes been going around! He will be another player thats ok for us but never good enough to go the next level!

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