PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Nick Suban and Michael Walters of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Giants linked with Freo forward Michael Walters

Greater Western Sydney Giants will reportedly target a small forward in this year’s trade period, with Fremantle star Michael Walters on their radar, according to AFL.com.au.

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The Giants are likely to try to lure Walters to Western Sydney in a deal involving want away forward, Cam McCarthy.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Nick Suban and Michael Walters of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 15: Nick Suban and Michael Walters of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

McCarthy has spent the entire season in Perth with family, after being granted time away from the Giants to deal with personal issues.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Cam McCarthy of the Giants marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 09: Cam McCarthy of the Giants marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

McCarthy tried to orchestrate a deal back home to the Dockers during last season’s trade period, but GWS would not budge on the contract forward, who enjoyed a break out season in 2015.

The 21-year-old kicked 35 goals in 20 matches last season.

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