The Dockers are building nicely for the future, and have a few promising victories in season 2021 under their belt which will give all involved a lot of confidence
However, there are still some missing cogs in the system which need to be addressed, and these will most likely be filled by dipping into the market and splashing some cash.
We continue our ‘Five trade targets for every club’ series with Fremantle. 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.
In no particular order, here are five players which the Dockers recruitment team would do well to target and potentially poach.
1. Shai Bolton
Tipped to be one of the hottest off-contract stars this trade period, Tigers enigmatic midfielder Shai Bolton will be commanding huge money no matter where he lands this summer.
The 22-year-old has been playing some incredible footy this year, and has the stats to go with it. He is averaging 4.6 total clearances per game, 1.6 marks inside 50 per game and 2.6 shots at goal per game.
Enjoy some Shai Bolton with your coffee this morning ☕️
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As said before, it'll take a monster pay packet to get Bolton to make the switch. However, with young midfielder Adam Cerra reportedly set on moving back to Victoria, and Bolton hailing from WA, there is a scenario that could play out which would see both clubs satisfied sufficiently with the trade.