Out-of-favour Melbourne utility Jack Watts, will reportedly meet with Geelong this afternoon, as he continues to weigh up his future.
Despite having two to run on his current contract, Watts was told by the Demons last week he would be placed on the trade table.
Sydney and Port Adelaide have already shown interest and now the Cats are said to be keen on the former No.1 draft pick.
AFL Trade Radio’s Mitch Cleary reports Geelong’s interest is growing following Jake Stringer’s likely decision to join Essendon in the coming days.
— NAB AFL Trade Radio (@traderadio) October 6, 2017
Geelong to meet with Jack Watts this afternoon. Interest growing as Stringer eyes Bombers @traderadio
— Mitch Cleary (@cleary_mitch) October 6, 2017
The Cats are set to lose Steven Motlop and Daniel Menzel, who contributed 62 goals between them this season, and are looking to bolster their forward line and help key forward, Tom Hawkins.
Watts played 16 games in 2017, averaging 15.7 disposals and kicking 22 goals.
He missed rounds 14 – 17 due to a hamstring injury and was dropped from the senior side after the Demons’ loss to GWS in Round 20, missing the next two weeks, before returning to the team in Round 23.
He has played a total of 153 matches for Melbourne since making his debut in Round 11, 2009 against Collingwood.