MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Patrick Naish of the Tigers is congratulated by team mates after kicking a goal during the round 12 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Former Richmond father-son selection is on the verge of entering his third club since the cessation of the 2021 season, with the 23-year-old now set to link up with West Coast in an effort to secure a Supplemental Selection Period (SSP) lifeline.

Naish had previously been training with St Kilda during the summer following his departure from Tigerland last year, however, a jaunt west will now be seen as his latest entry point back into the league given the Eagles' lengthy injury list. 

As first reported by Daniel Cherny of CODE Sports, the nine-game Tiger had previously attracted West Coast's interest, yet with Western Australia's borders remaining ironclad for the entirety of the summer, Naish opted to remain in Melbourne to source a contract.

With said borders now eased as of Thursday, the South Australian is now set to jet into Perth to keep his elite footballing dreams alive.

Despite Naish's departure, the Saints extended an SSP deal to SANFL star Jack Hayes on Wednesday afternoon.

Former Port Adelaide-listed defender Jarrod Lienert remains another live option to extend his career with the Moorabbin-based side.

Naish joined Richmond with the 34th pick of the 2017 National Draft.

The hybrid threat's father, Chris, laced the boots on 143 occasions between 1990 and 1997.