Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro says the club will ensure it receives the best possible deal for the 24-year-old key position player.
“We are disappointed to lose Jake but our attention now turns to securing the best deal for the Essendon Football Club,” he said.
“He is the best key position player on the market.
“There aren’t many players across the competition that can take 19 marks one week and then kick eight goals the next.
“St Kilda has pick five in the national draft and we think that represents fair value for a player of Jake’s quality.”
Bombers say they want pick 5 for Carlisle, Saints' Ameet Bains saying they're unwilling to give it up. Bit of work to be done on this one.
— Mark Macgugan (@MarkM_9) October 8, 2015