At the time of writing, the Swans have booked a home preliminary finals berth against either Collingwood or Fremantle, and are shaping as one of the clear favourites to win the flag.

Their young list that is brimming with talent has only served them well thus far, with the few older souls within the side only serving to complement the youthful exuberance that they emit.

It seems as though there couldn't be anyone that could improve their best 22 at this point in time, however, as time wears on there will be cracks that begin to appear and areas of the field will be highlighted that John Longmire and his recruitment staff will look to address.

However, there are some areas that could be addressed in terms of depth, namely in the ruck with 2021 recruit Peter Ladhams not having proved himself by any stretch of the imagination this year.

Tom Hickey isn't getting any younger at almost 32 years of age, meaning that sooner rather than later, a replacement should be identified and moved for.

Additionally, someone else to break the game open when things aren't going the Swans' way might be wise as well. It might not be so hard to guess who they might be.

Without further ado, let's take a look at who the Swans could go and poach this off-season.

2. Ivan Soldo

'Big Ivan' was one of the Tigers' best in their 2019 premiership year and was looking to add another premiership to his CV prior to his horrible ACL injury in 2020.

Since then, the ruck has been on the outer at Tigerland and has failed to reclaim his starting spot within the side from club captain Toby Nankervis, and has since been linked with a move away to help facilitate the imminent Taranto/Hopper venture.

With one premiership to his name, Soldo knows what it takes to go all the way in September and would be able to pass on his wisdom to the young Swans, should they fail to end this finals campaign on a high.

Conversely, with Ladhams' Swans' career looking suspect at the minute, Soldo has a chance to go toe-to-toe with Hickey for the starting ruck role and string together a run of games in an aspiring side.