“This is a fascinating one, it’s a bit of a holding pattern at the moment. He’s parked negotiations until the end of the season, I think North Melbourne and Carlton are both interested,” Cleary told AFL Nation.
“It’s hard to see him staying at Richmond next year. I think it’s long odds he stays at Punt Road. He’s a restricted free agent so that means he’s a top 10 earner right now, he’s nowhere near their top 10 earners right now.
“He’d have to take a pay cut to stay.”
“He’s parked negotiations to the end of the year as well. He’s a Victorian boy, I think this has got a few alarm bells around it for Fremantle.”
“He’s been courted for a number of years by the likes of Melbourne, Collingwood – where his brother Tom plays as well – I think the Dockers are a little worried about this.”
“The Giants are still very confident,” Cleary said.
“It’s been four weeks since he’s had that bye period. He’s got everything in front of him to make that decision. I don’t know what’s holding him up.
“It’s hard to see either of these guys staying at their original clubs.”
“I think Goldstein’s more likely to head to St Kilda than anywhere else.”
However, his discussions with the Bombers have reportedly not progressed.
“There’s still not a great deal of movement on his contract. The Dogs have got some interest there.”
Finally, Cleary believes Adelaide’s Hugh Greenwood is searching for a better deal with the club as a number of rivals circle.
“I think the offer from the Crows right now isn’t what he wants and not as forthcoming as hoped.”
“He’s 28 next year and has got some interest from a few clubs, Hawthorn is among them.
“If the Hawks miss out on Stephen Coniglio, I think it might ramp up around Hugh Greenwood.”