SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Jackson Hately of the Giants marks during the round 16 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Brisbane Lions at GIANTS Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Photos via Getty Images )

Greater Wester Sydney young gun Jackson Hately is reportedly being closely monitored by Adelaide, with the Crows looking ahead to a busy trade window, according to Sam Edmund.

Speaking on SEN’s Dwayne’s World, Edmund revealed that the Crows were looking into bringing the 19-year-old back to South Australia.

“He’s a big body, 190cm midfielder and he’s put of contract at the end of this year,” Edmund told SEN.

“He’s found it difficult to hold his spot in that talent-laden engine room that Leon Cameron has there and he hasn’t got a look in since Round 7.

“My understanding is the Crows have made Hately a priority. They’ve registered their interest in the 19-year-old.”

Edmund added that while Hately looks to be a promising target for the struggling Crows, a trade may see another onballer head for the door.

“They’re plotting their path to progress. They’ve got two first-round draft picks, but does Brad Crouch go? They’ve inquired about Jack Graham, so does he (Hately) join Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane, possibly Graham as well? That’s a lot of inside midfielders,” Edmund said.

Hately was taken 14th overall in the 2018 draft and has played just 12 games in two seasons with the Giants.