Sydney are reportedly looking into the delisted free agency pool to add to their list this off-season.
All 18 clubs have already made list cuts ahead of the new year, with the
Giants having parted ways with Matt Buntine, Sam Reid, Tom Hutchesson and Nick Shipley.
The New South Wales club are also yet to bring in any new names after a quiet exchange window, with spearhead Jeremy Finalyson's move to
Port Adelaide the only player trade that involved the Giants.
Sydney could look toward bolstering their small forward stocks this off-season following the shock request from Bobby Hill to depart the club in hope of a move to Victoria.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Bobby Hill (L) of the Giants and Lachie Whitfield of the Giants celebrate victory during the round 14 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Carlton Blues at GIANTS Stadium on June 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)
Hill will remain in the Harbour City for the final year of his contract after being unable to gain a trade to
Essendon, his preferred landing spot.
Peter Ryan, the Giants are looking to re-shape their squad for the 2022 season, with a spot on their list understood to be open for an experienced player that is without a home for next year. The Age's
The Giants are likely to wait until after the
National Draft however, with the Rookie Draft on November 26 a likely opening for Leon Cameron and Jason McCartney to potentially add to their roster.
Clubs will be able to recruit delisted free agents between November 3 and November 9 before the first list lodgement, which will be followed by another delisted free agency period from November 11 through to November 15.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Trent Dumont of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on August 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Jarrod Brander, discarded North Melbourne duo Trent Dumont and Shaun Atley, delisted Port Adelaide pair Jarrod Lienert and Hamish Hartlett, Hawks wingman James Cousins and Dockers defender Taylin Duman are among the group of delisted players.
Oliver Hanrahan is reportedly of interest to the Giants, with the axed Hawks forward also believed to have previously been on the radar of the Cats and Suns. Geelong are set to recruit former Adelaide and Richmond forward Tyson Stengle following his impressive season with SANFL side Woodville-West Torrens, while Gold Coast are understood to be looking to throw former Blue forward Levi Casboult a lifeline.
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According to Ryan's report, the Giants won't look toward big-bodied midfielders with their list vacancy, with the likes of
Charlie Constable, Aaron vandenBerg and Brayden Sier all looking for new homes.
The Giants announced on Thursday that veteran defender
Phil Davis has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.