North have had a shocking few years, and are almost nailed on to be wooden spooners this season.

However, the team is starting to get some cohesiveness about them and, with a few more years under the belt, could start to get back towards finals footy.

The thing is with North Melbourne is that they are one of a tiny group of clubs who could genuinely bring in all five of the players on this list with the cap space they have.

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5 Trade Targets: Melbourne

We continue our ‘Five trade targets for every club’ series with North Melbourne.

The idea of these stories is to identify potentially gettable targets who could fill roles, not just link every club to superstars, the likes of Marcus Bontempelli or Patrick Cripps.

In no particular order, here are five players which the Roos recruitment team would do well to target and potentially poach.

2. Todd Marshall

This young key forward is set to have a big career. His height at 198cm means trying to stop him whilst on a lead is a tough ask. Despite being in a nice forward-line at Port Adelaide with Charlie Dixon, Robbie Gray and Mitch Georgiades, Marshall could be the focal point of North's attack if he moves.

In the ten games he has played in season 2021, Marshall has booted 12 majors, averaging 9.9 disposals per game and 1.4 contested marks per game.

There is no doubt that he has talent, but to realise that potential he may need to move to another side to be the main man.

His ability to mark overhead would be huge for North with the departure of Ben Brown last year leaving a key forward-shaped hole in their attack.