AFL Media’s Mitch Cleary has revealed the players he believes will end up staying at their respective clubs as trade period deadline nears.
Speaking on AFL Trade Radio, Cleary listed a host of players, including Fremantle’s Connor Blakely, Geelong’s Charlie Constable and Melbourne’s Tom McDonald as the trade deadline nears on Thursday night at 7.30pm AEST.
McDonald in particular looked to be out the door after Essendon were reportedly interested in the forward, per SEN’s Sam Edmund.
However, that interest was quashed according to Cleary, with the Demon likely to stay put along with others.
Constable was told to look for another club by Geelong, but with no suitors appearing, it means that he most likely stay at the Cattery in 2021.
Blakely will seemingly stay put for next season after a lack of interest from rival clubs, as too Sun Brodie Smith and Magpie Tom Phillips.
“Connor Blakely is unlikely at this stage to get any interest like (Gold Coast’s Will Brodie and Geelong’s Charlie Constable)…”
“If you look at Tom McDonald, who Matthew Lloyd said yesterday didn’t have interest at Essendon and Collingwood has pulled out (of the running) as well – they guys may have to go back to their clubs.”
“The Hawks have cooled on Tom Phillips and are now saying they’re unlikely for him, so there might be a few players going back to their clubs and they have every right to do it as they hold contract there next year.”