The Pies are on the ropes in season 2021 on the back of a disastrous trade period (we don't need to tell you again who they offloaded).

We continue our ‘Five trade targets for every club’ series with Collingwood. The idea of these stories is to identify potentially gettable targets who could fill roles, not just link every club to the likes of Marcus Bontempelli and Patrick Cripps.

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The club is likely a little strapped for cash and draft assets, particularly given how many draft points they will need to acquire father-son prospect Nick Daicos.

However, it is possible that they still could make a couple of smaller moves during this year's trade period, or find ways to offload more salary to try and land a bigger fish.

With this, here are the five players, in no particular order, who the Pies should be targeting this trade period.


1. Harry McKay

The big Blues forward is one of the hottest prospects on the market. And while the Pies, by all accounts, don't have the cash to throw at a huge target, you can bet your bottom dollar that they will register their interest in him. And if he is actually gettable, will free up the necessary funds to make a competitive offer.

According to Fox Sports' Tom Morris, Collingwood and Essendon are ready to launch bids for him if talks with Carton stall.

McKay has been superb in season 2021, leading the Coleman race and being one of the Blues' most consistent performers.

And Collingwood is one that could use him more than most, having long cried out for a reliable goal-kicking key forward - which arguably cost them a premiership. Big Harry would be a perfect fit at Collingwood, not that Blues fans would agree!