Versatile Fremantle wingman Liam Henry officially requested to be traded away from Cockburn on Wednesday, following his earlier decision to put off contract talks until the end of the season.
After an underwhelming beginning to his career, the off-contract Docker put the finishing touches on a career-best campaign four years on from his 2019 debut.
During a disappointing year for Fremantle as a whole, the 22-year-old performed impressively in 2023 under Justin Longmuir, adapting to and thriving in a dependable wing role after previously plying his trade as a forward.
Averaging a career-best 20.4 disposals a game, the youngster's career is evidently ascending, as his ability to win the ball on the wing and move it along in transition was crucial to Fremantle's attacking movements this season.
Henry's positional flexibility has garnered the interest of a host of rival clubs intrigued by the prospect of acquiring his long-term services, with this year's trade period quickly upcoming. For the right price, the West Australian could be a great pickup for a handful of clubs, whether they be contenders or rebuilders.
We explored five potential landing spots for the wantaway Docker.
The Hawks appear to be one of the leading contenders to strike a trade for Henry, particularly following the news that fellow livewire Tyler Brockman is understood to have requested a trade back to Western Australia.
Henry could certainly be a suitable replacement for Brockman if the Hawks view the Docker's career trajectory as a genuine forward, otherwise, he could certainly compete for a wing position opposite of lethal left-footer Karl Amon.
Further, Hawthorn was reported to have an interest in acquiring West Coast's Liam Ryan via a trade, having previously played with former Eagle and current Hawks coach Sam Mitchell; illustrating an insight into the Hawks' potential desire for another dangerous forward.
Under premiership Hawk Mitchell's tutelage, the youthful and dynamic Hawks flourished this season despite their lowly ladder position, showcasing promising glimpses into a successful future, with Hawthorn's list committee possibly seeing Henry as a part of that future.