FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Harley Bennell of the Dockers looks on during Fremantle Dockers AFL training session at Fremantle Oval on April 5, 2016 in Fremantle, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Harley Bennell will train with Melbourne in a bid to resurrect his AFL career which has been ravaged by injury.

The former No.2 pick is now a delisted free agent after he was axed at the end of the 2019 season by Fremantle where he managed just two senior games since 2016.

Melbourne General Manager of Football Operations Josh Mahoney confirmed Bennell will train with the club.

"We are pleased that Harley has accepted our offer to train over pre-season," Mahoney told

"Harley has been through some well-documented challenges throughout his career and we are happy to offer him an opportunity for a fresh start.

"Both the club and Harley are fully aware of the hurdles that are in front of him to return to playing AFL, but we are committed to working together over the pre-season, and potentially beyond.

"Harley has undergone a new intervention into his calf issues and has committed to some lifestyle changes, and we are confident that he will bring the right attitude to attack the individual program he will be given.

"We look forward to him starting training in December and working together."