The West Coast Eagles and Melbourne's Jayden Hunt are said to have agreed to a three-year deal that will see the Demons defender land in Perth this off-season.
Hunt had emerged as a target for the Eagles in recent weeks, with the speedy backman weighing up his options after reaching the end of his contract with Melbourne.
An unrestricted free agent, Hunt holds the power to exercise his rights and join the club of his choosing, with a switch to West Coast now on the cards.
After meeting with senior coach Adam Simpson earlier this week, Hunt has agreed to sign with West Coast until the end of 2025, according to 9 News Perth's Paddy Sweeney.
Jayden Hunt and @WestCoastEagles have agreed to a 3-year deal after meeting Adam Simpson in Perth this week.
Hunt’s an unrestricted free agent, meaning Eagles don’t need to trade for him.
He’s 27, with 114 games experience and adds much needed pace.@9NewsPerth @6PRbreakfast https://t.co/PyXSPL7NGK
— Paddy Sweeney (@SweeneyPaddy9) September 30, 2022
The free agency window opened on Friday, with Karl Amon's switch from Port Adelaide to Hawthorn the sole deal done on the opening day.
Hunt's move to West Coast is likely to come next week, with little business lodged across the weekend.
Other free agency moves on the radar include Dan McStay's venture to Collingwood, Jack Gunston's move to Brisbane, and the reunion of the Western Bulldogs and ex-defender Liam Jones.
Hunt will add plenty of run and pace across Simpson's half-back line, with the Eagles outfit needing all the reinforcements they can get after a dismal 2022 campaign.
The Lathlain Park club aren't looming as a major player in the trade space however, with target Luke Jackson seen likely to join Fremantle.
The Eagles are said to be open to splitting their first-round selection of Pick 2 to add multiple early selections to their draft hand.