The Eagles have had a less than ideal season 2021, however still amazingly find themselves inside the eight despite some harrowing displays.

It seems as though Adam Simpson and his side's time in the sun is up, with many of their major stars heading into the twilight years of their careers and the competition starting to pass them by.

However, the slide down the table and into a rebuild might not be as painful or lengthy as it could be should the Eagles backroom staff get it right over the next few years.

5 Trade Targets: Adelaide
5 Trade Targets: Brisbane
5 Trade Targets: Carlton
5 Trade Targets: Collingwood
5 Trade Targets: Essendon
5 Trade Targets: Fremantle
5 Trade Targets: Geelong
5 Trade Targets: Gold Coast
5 Trade Targets: GWS
5 Trade Targets: Hawthorn 
5 Trade Targets: Melbourne
5 Trade Targets: North Melbourne
5 Trade Targets: Port Adelaide
5 Trade Targets: Richmond
5 Trade Targets: St. Kilda
5 Trade Targets: Sydney

We continue our ‘Five trade targets for every club’ series with West Coast. 
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 Eagles recruitment team would do well to target and potentially poach.

2. Shai Bolton

Shai Bolton, although tipped to stay at the Tigers, could be on the move should circumstances unexpectedly change.

Bolton has been one of Richmond's best players this season, with his quick feet and ability to consistently create moments of sheer brilliance making him one of the most exciting players in the league.

The WA-native has been electric, averaging 21.3 disposals, 5.6 inside 50s and 4.3 stoppage clearances per game - elite or above average numbers for his position.

What the Eagles would be getting if they managed to snag the 22-year-old is a ready-made match winner who can compete at the highest of levels consistently.

The only caveat to this would be his price-tag, with the midfielder set for a huge payday no matter where he lands.