MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Jack Higgins of the Tigers looks on during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval on September 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Richmond live wire Jack Higgins has reportedly been told he may be traded away this off-season despite being contract for next year, per AFL Trade Radio.

The 21-year-old failed to break into the Tigers senior side in 2020 after a number of setbacks in his preseason.

“Jack Higgins, definitely gettable is the term we throw around at this time of the year, he has been told there’s a chance that he will be traded. He’s got one year to go (on his contract),” Sam Edmund said on Trade Radio.

Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney suggested Higgins would be a perfect match for Carlton's forward line.

“He’s one that would slot into that Carlton forward six really well," Cooney said.

“I’d love to get Jack Higgins if I was a Carlton supporter. He’s a pressure player, kicks mercurial goals and just tackles and harasses and that’s what they need down there at the feet of those big boys.”

The Blues failed to land Tom Papley last season and will soon need a replacement for veteran forward Eddie Betts.