HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Nathan Kreuger of the Cats is tackled by Jack Mahony of the Kangaroos during the 2021 AFL Round 20 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Geelong Cats at Blundstone Arena on July 31, 2021 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Grant Viney/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

St Kilda are the latest club to be linked to out-of-contract Cat Nathan Kreuger ahead of the off-season.

According to The Age's Peter Ryan, the Saints have joined Collingwood in expressing some level of interest in the 22-year-old swingman.

Kreuger made his AFL debut in Round 20 this year, featuring against North Melbourne before lining up against the Giants the following week in what would be his last appearance for the season.

Geelong traded their 42nd pick to Carlton in 2018 for special access to the South Australian forward, who was utilised as a key defender across his two-game stint in 2021.

As per Ryan's report, the Cats have tabled Kreuger an extension for next season, an offer the young utility is believed to be mulling over.

The Saints and Magpies are understood to be ready to swoop on the key-position youngster should he look for greener pastures away from Kardinia Park.

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Collingwood were believed to be keen on Kreuger's services last year, however the former Victor Harbour representative was looking to fight for opportunities in Geelong.

12 months on the 196cm swingman is still facing a similar situation in Geelong, with a move to a second club now potentially on the cards.

The Cats are looking to lock away a number of emerging names this off-season in the wake of their ugly preliminary final exit last week.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Jordan Clark of the Cats is tackled by Luke Breust of the Hawks during the round 5 AFL match between Hawthorn and Geelong at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Exciting duo Quinton Narkle and Jordan Clark have been linked to moves back to their home state of Western Australia, with the latter reportedly already meeting with Dockers coach Justin Longmuir.

Narkle is understood to be in talks with the Cats in regards to a new deal, however, his manager Ralph Carr is yet to put a line through a move elsewhere.