Fremantle youngster Harley Balic looks set to return home to Victoria at season's end.

Balic, recruited from the Sandringham Dragons with pick No. 38 in the 2015 National Draft, battled a persistent wrist injury for much of 2016, before twice being granted leave by the club this season due to personal reasons.

He made his debut in round three this season, playing four games before his first leave of absence. He is currently still on leave from the club. reports the highly rated 20-year-old midfielder is certain to leave the club in October's trade period.

Balic averaged 13 disposals, three tackles and three marks in his four games this season.

Meanwhile, fellow youngsters Hayden Crozier, Ed Langdon and Darcy Tucker are all set to re-sign with the Dockers.