Sydney are one of the surprise packets of season 2021, with their meteoric rise up the table being one of the feel-good stories of the year.

The amount of talent that the side possess now is truly frightening and if they are this far up the table with most of their youngsters still relatively fresh-faced, imagine what they will look like even two years down the track.

Still, some departures this year could see the side with a few holes in it and with this the club may need to look to the market to find solutions.

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We continue our ‘Five trade targets for every club’ series with Sydney

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 Swans recruitment team would do well to target and potentially poach.

3. Brennan Cox

The Dockers' young defender has been a mainstay in Justin Longmuir's side for several years now.

Cox has been solid down back for the Dockers in 2021, however recently sustained a hamstring injury which ended his season prematurely.

Despite this, the 22-year-old was consistently putting up some superb numbers prior to his injury.

Cox averaged 8.6 spoils, 1.3 contested marks per match as well as 90.1% disposal efficiency - all above average or elite level numbers for a key defender.

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The South Australian-native is out-of-contract come the end of next year and there will be a host of suitors looking to bring him to their respective clubs, and Sydney should be one of them.

If they continue their rise over the course of the next 18 months, then should they come calling for Cox it will be very hard for him to turn them down.