SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Bobby Hill (L) of the Giants and Lachie Whitfield of the Giants celebrate victory during the round 14 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Carlton Blues at GIANTS Stadium on June 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Contracted Greater Western Sydney forward Bobby Hill is reportedly looking to move to a Victorian club in order to be closer to family, with his partner currently pregnant.

Hill, a cousin of St Kilda veteran Brad Hill, is understood to have requested a move south after his manager spoke with the Giants this week, with Essendon emerging as one keen suitor.

The 21-year-old's name was linked to a potential move to Fremantle in an exchange with Dockers tall Rory Lobb, who is looking for a move back to the Giants.

Now, according to Fox Footy's Tom Morris, Hill is seeking a switch to a Victorian club on passionate grounds.

Under the direction of state governments and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 season saw Giants and Swans players forced to relocate for unprecedented periods throughout the latter half of the year, with players separated from their families back in New South Wales.

The conditions may have left many players considering their position away from home, with Hill the latest to reportedly request a move interstate.

According to Morris' report, two Victorian clubs have been made aware of Hill's desires, with there being no suggestion that Lobb's situation is linked to Hill's decision.

Hill, a Perth product, has played 30 games for the Giants since making his debut in 2019, booting 25 goals in his career.

The Bombers are understood to be showing interest in Hill, who is contracted for 2022, as Essendon look to add to their forward line, per AFL.com.au.

Essendon have shown interest in acquiring small forwards this year, having missed in their attempt to sign Sun Malcolm Rosas, while also being linked to former Crows goalsneak Tyson Stengle.