AFL Rd 7 - Geelong v Collingwood
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Jordan De Goey celebrates a goal during the round 7 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on July 16, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Jordan De Goey’s future with Collingwood remains in the balance as both the star forward and the club are yet to come to an agreement for a contract extension.

With a number of rival clubs set to circle the 24-year-old, theĀ Herald SunĀ reports that Sydney could be the best suitor for De Goey’s services.

While the Magpies will do everything they can to retain their spearhead, the Swans will find themselves in a similar position with star small-forward Tom Papley.

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.

Accompanied by the likes of Isaac Heeney and Luke Parker, De Goey would lead young, promising Swans list that remains in the midst of a re-build.

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.