FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Ryan Crowley of the Dockers works on some drills during a Fremantle Dockers AFL training session at Fremantle Oval on July 28, 2015 in Fremantle, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Ryan Crowley is reportedly close to becoming an Essendon player.

Channel Seven has reported that the former Fremantle tagger must only pass a medical before he officially becomes an Essendon player for 2016.

“I have spoken to some people at Essendon but I’m sure they’ve spoken to a lot of players,” Crowley told Channel Seven.

“There is a lot of water to go under the bridge, but if the opportunity comes up, like I said, I’d love to jump at it.”

“I’ve got a lot experience, and I suppose that’s something that has gone from their side recently through the circumstances.

“I could bring that, I feel like I can play just about every zone and show a bit of versatility.”

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The Bombers can sign up to 10 top-up players for this season and can upgrade all five of the club’s rookies to its senior list.