According to Cleary, Giants captain Phil Davis has encouraged GWS management to pursue his former Adelaide teammate when he comes out of contract at the end of the season.
Speaking on SEN SA’s Kymbo and The Rooch program, Cleary said the Giants are favoured to land Jacobs despite reports the 201-game player could be heading to Carlton.
“I think it is GWS,” Cleary said.
“Phil Davis has definitely been in the ear of Wayne Campbell, Leon Cameron, Dave Matthews and the guys at the Giants to say: ‘How about my old mate Sauce? Offer him two years and I think he might have a bit more left in the tank’.”
“Definitely not ruling out the Carlton move but I think they’ve got other priorities when it comes to the ruck, there’s a young ruckman at Sydney called Darcy Cameron that they’re well and truly in to.”
Jacobs has fallen out of favour at the Crows this year, playing just five senior games for the club after being overtaken in the pecking order by younger ruckman Reilly O’Brien.
Jacobs will be a restricted free agent during the off-season, meaning the Crows are able to match any offer he receives from a rival club.
However, given the age of Jacobs, Adelaide are expected to let the big man leave West Lakes if he receives an offer during the off-season.
According to Cleary, the key for Jacobs is securing a two-year contract.
“If you can get that second-year guarantee, it’s probably the reason why we’re seeing Paddy Ryder do similar at St Kilda,” Cleary said.