Former Gold Coast flanker Jeremy Sharp is tipped to join Fremantle's pre-season training program as a potential Supplemental Selection Period signing after deciding not to nominate for the 2023 National Draft.
Sharp was delisted by the Suns this off-season after failing to play a game at the senior level, instead spending the entirety of his fourth year in Queensland in the VFL where he played a part in the side's premiership win.
The 22-year-old played a dozen AFL games in 2022 to bring his career tally to 23 matches, showing promise as a line-breaking backman who could also push up the field.
Sharp, who hails from Western Australia, attracted interest from Fremantle last year despite his contract status with the Suns for 2023, with a move back home falling through as the Dockers were required to sort a number of other moves before last year's deadline.
After a further year on the Gold Coast, Sharp was delisted by the Suns, but could still find himself heading to the Dockers in the coming weeks.
According to AFL.com.au's Cal Twomey, Sharp is expected to link up with Fremantle as a Supplemental Selection Period listing after deciding not to lodge his name for the National Draft.
The window for AFL Draft nominations closed at 3:00pm on Monday, with Sharp's name not among the extensive list of draft hopefuls.
The decision will mean he won't earn a selection from another AFL club and can instead place a focus on his venture to Fremantle, where he can hope to earn a second chance in the top flight.
The Suns themselves are also expected to utilise the SSP window, which opens on Monday, November 27, with former St Kilda forward Jack Peris said to be heading north to train under new Gold Coast coach Damien Hardwick.
St Kilda are set to use the SSP window to have delisted wingman Dan McKenzie prove his fitness ahead of the 2024 season after a year of calf issues kept him sidelined from AFL action.
The Saints and Suns are among the clubs that have used the SSP the most since its inception, with St Kilda signing Liam Stocker and Anthony Caminiti this year while Gold Coast added Jed Anderson and Brodie McLaughlin in the 2023 pre-season window as well.