MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Zach Tuohy of the Blues celebrates on the siren after the Blues defeated the Power during the round eight AFL match between the Carlton Blues and Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Injury prone Cat emerges as possible exchange for Tuohy

The Blues may have finally found a player the Cats are willing to part ways with,┬áto complete Zach Tuohy’s move to Geelong.

Carlton had shown strong interest in young midfielder, Darcy Lang, requesting the 20-year-old in exchange for wantaway defender Zach Tuohy.

However, the contracted Lang does not wish to be traded.

The Age reports that the Blues have now raised Billie Smedts as an alternative to Lang to complete Tuohy’s move to Geelong.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Smedts has played 38 career games with the Cats since making his debut in 2012, but has struggled to play regular football due to several long term injuries.

The opportunity to join the Blues could appeal to Smedts as a chance to reignite his career after a wretched run with injuries at Geelong, since being selected with pick 15 in the 2010 National Draft.

However, he has the natural talent to be a valuable player at AFL level if he stays fit.

Meanwhile, Geelong is no closer to orchestrating a deal for Richmond star Brett Deledio, with the Tigers not budging on their request for Josh Caddy, while the Cats are adamant the onballer will not be leaving the club.

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