With a number of rival clubs set to circle the 24-year-old, the Herald Sun reports that Sydney could be the best suitor for De Goey’s services.
Papley requested a move to Carlton in last season’s trade window, with the Swans now preparing for Papley’s departure in 2020 if another request is made.
If Papley is to head back to Victoria, the Swans may just have the cap room to offer De Goey an appropriate figure given Lance Franklin’s million-dollar-per-year deal is set to expire in two years time.
A back-ended contract would give the Swans a strong chance in landing De Goey, as the club continues to bolster its lineup with ready-made stars.
The Magpies may have their priorities set on defender Darcy Moore, who also remains out-of-conrtact at the end of 2020.
If Moore is the first to sign for a pay rise, the Magpies may be forced to cull a number of role-players in order to keep De Goey.
After reportedly declining a $1 million-per-season deal with North Melbourne two years ago, it’s likely De Goey’s asking price will be in a similar range for any taker.