MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Jesse Hogan of the Dockers shows his frustration during the round nine AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Fremantle Dockers at Marvel Stadium on May 18, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

After dealing with a number of injuries and personal issues during his time at Fremantle, forward Jesse Hogan now faces an uncertain future, according to Channel Seven reporter Ryan Daniels.

Hogan, 25, was traded to the Dockers from Melbourne in 2018 in exchange for picks 6 and 23, but just hasn’t been able to get a good run at it since his arrival.

Daniels believes the recruitment of Hogan “hasn’t worked” and that his days at the club could be numbered.

“This one is strange. They are trying to turn him into a defender but they are also playing him in these scratch matches half as a forward and half a defender,” Daniels told SEN’s The Captain’s Run.

“He can’t get into the best 22 even though they are screaming out for defenders and also he’s on a lot of money, super talent … something is a little bit off with the Jesse Hogan situation.

“It’s not about his body this time, he’s been training for weeks, he’s been in these scratch matches and they just can’t find a spot for him in the 22.

“To be fair, it’s kind of working what they are doing right now. They’ve won a couple of games, they almost beat Carlton, Matt Taberner’s in ripping form.

“But when you’ve got a player like Jesse Hogan and you’re paying him that much money you’re supposed to be playing him in the team.

“Watch this space I reckon with Jesse Hogan; it doesn’t appear to be working. Unfortunately for Fremantle over the years – add Cam McCarthy and Harley Bennell to that list, there’s a long list of guys who they’ve brought in on big money and it just hasn’t worked.”

If Hogan is unable to find a spot in Fremantle’s forward line, Daniels believes clubs that need a key forward may come calling.

“The weird thing about trying to turn him into a defender is all things being equal and things go the right way, Joel Hamling and Alex Pearce should be returning next year, Brennan Cox has looked great, Griffin Logue is on that list, Luke Ryan’s been fantastic this season, they have defenders,” Daniels said.

“What are you doing going forward with him? You’re not going to use him in defence next year? So it is a really strange situation.

“If I were a club that was in need of a forward … I think it would be worth it (looking at Hogan) and you wouldn’t be paying the money that Fremantle and Melbourne have had to pay him in the past.

“I tend to think that this is heading towards not working and it has been since it really started, which is a shame because he’s a super talent when he’s up and going.”

Hogan is contracted to Fremantle until 2021 and has played just the 15 games with the club since his arrival.