West Coast’s Jeremy McGovern has indeed received offers from rival clubs already this season, after player manager Colin young confirmed the news to SEN Mornings.
It is believed McGovern has been offered a six-year deal worth over $7 million in total by a Victorian club, while a number of others have also put forward offers to the 25-year-old.
Young said the numerical figures that have been reported are quite close to the actual offers, and said there are “certainly offers on the table.”
“Rancey, I don’t know what he’s on, I’m using him as an example, his style of player might be worth between $1 million and $1.5 million now, so does Jeremy McGovern fit into that?” Young told SEN Mornings.
“He plays not dissimilar to Rancey.
“So if that helps you, there’s certainly offers on the table and those figures aren’t too far away.
“The market value is going to dictate what he’s worth.”
While Victorian clubs seem to be leading the race for the key defender if he does choose to leave Western Australia, McGovern already has ties to the Crows, who could be a dark horse in the McGovern stakes.
Jeremy’s younger brother Mitch – who last season’s signed a two-year extension to remain in Adelaide – recently said he would be open to playing alongside his brother during his career, although Young confirmed he hasn’t spoken to Adelaide at all this year.
“On Crows TV, he did mention he’d like to do that at some stage in their careers. Whether that’s at the Crows, I haven’t spoken to the Crows since the trade period,” Young said.
“So I wouldn’t know if they need a Jeremy McGovern, you never say never, but he’s pretty happy at West Coast.
“Jeremy does loves the coach, does loves the players, does love the club so it’s going to be a cautious decision whether he stays or go.
“At this moment, he’s with the club for this year. He wants to have success, so with all those ingredients plus the offers that may come from Melbourne – and there’s no doubt there is (interest).”
McGovern has played 79 games for the Eagles in his four seasons with the club.