St Kilda may lose Blake Acres and Jack Newnes while gaining Bradley Hill in the upcoming trade period, according to SEN journalist Sam Edmund.
Speaking with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson on SEN Breakfast, Edmund said interest had been rising for both Acres and Newnes.
“Blake Acres is continually being asked about, West Australian, has a year to run on his deal but the Eagles and Dockers have been knocking,” said Edmund.
“Free agent Jack Newnes is the other one and a real chance to go, a lot of interest in him and he is yet to put pen to paper.”
As for potential incoming players, Edmund believes Fremantle midfielder Bradley Hill could be involved in talks with the Saints during the trade period.
“Bradley Hill wants to get to the Saints. They’re in for a busy period down there at Moorabbin,” said Edmund.
While losing Acres and Newnes would mean the Saints lost a combined 228 games of experience, Bradley Hill’s dash and premiership experience may well compensate for any loss.
The former Hawk is averaging 25 touches this season and could add some much needed speed and class to St Kilda’s midfield.
It was also reported by AFL Media earlier in the week, that the Saints were prepared to offer Hill up to $900,000 a season to join the club.
Hill is widely thought to want a trade in order to return to Melbourne with his partner.
Edmund also reported on SEN Breakfast that speculation St Kilda would also potentially pick up Harley Bennell is premature.