According to the Herald Sun, Carlton is “certain” to put their first-round draft pick on the trade table at the end of this season, as the Blues look to dramatically improve their ladder position in 2020.
Sacked coach Brendon Bolton was insistent that the club must bring in more senior players if they wanted to improve.
“Ultimately it’s put pressure on and the win-loss got me but we need to keep sticking to the next layer which will be getting in more mature bodies with our football club which will help our exciting young talent led by two incredible leaders. The next step will be in that space with this management,” Bolton claimed on Monday.
The club traded first-round picks with Adelaide over the Liam Stocker deal, leaving them with pick No. 11, which will be vital in their trade hand.
The Blues are open to moving on the draft selection for an experienced player if it suits their strategic decisions.
Off contract at the end of this season, Jack Silvagni’s future at the football club also remains uncertain.
The third-generation Carlton footballer has kicked six goals in seven games this season.
While determined to stay if given the appropriate opportunities at the club, the 21-year-old will sit down with his manager during the mid-season bye and discuss his options.
Carlton has long been interested in Gold Coast’s Jack Martin, a type of player which they are currently lacking.
Martin, 24, fits in with the club’s desired age bracket perfectly, while a player like GWS’ Stephen Coniglio, 25, would also fit the bill.