Cats midfielder Tim Kelly has yet to re-commit to the club and has received interest from rival clubs.
Overlooked in five drafts, Kelly was drawn to recruiters after an outstanding 2017 season in the WAFL where he finished runner-up in the Sandover Medal for South Fremantle.
The West Australian has had a stellar start to his AFL career, averaging 22 disposals and four clearances across his seven opening games of 2018.
Geelong snatched up Kelly with the 24th pick of the 2017 national draft, while West Coast planned to take him with the 26th pick. Fremantle and Carlton were also keen on him.
The Cats are keen to extend Kelly’s deal, but the 24-year old is undecided on his future. Kelly and his partner are adjusting to their move from WA to Geelong with their two-year-old son and newborn twin boys. He is contracted with Geelong until the end of the 2019.
Kelly’s manager Anthony Van Der Wielen said his client has yet to make a decision on his future.
“He’s got a very young family who have had to make a huge move from Perth,” Van Der Wielen told the Herald Sun.
“It will all come down to the family and can everybody stay in Geelong? Caitlin’s mum and dad have flown across a couple of times already, but they can’t do that all the time.
“We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Van Der Wielen will sit down with Geelong in June to discuss Kelly’s deal.
“Geelong would love him to stay long-term. I haven’t got a figure put to me or a term … but they’ve made it known he’s wanted”.