GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4: Dylan Shiel of the Giants looks on during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Geelong Cats and the GWS Giants at GMHBA Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

GWS superstar Dylan Shiel has nominated Essendon as his preferred destination.

The 25-year-old is a free agent next season, although it looks as though a deal for the star midfielder will be completed this trade period.

Shiel met with manager Paul Connors on Tuesday, and has informed the Bombers of his willingness to join the club.