REPORTS: Four Victorian clubs circling GWS young gun

If you believe the rumours, North Melbourne will have a star studded team next season, with a plethora of exciting young talent.

The Roos have been linked with a move for Dustin Martin, Josh Kelly and Jasper Pittard in recent months and now SEN radio reports the Kangas are also looking into GWS youngster, Jacob Hopper.

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They are not the only Victorian club interested in Hopper though, with Collingwood, Essendon and Carlton also linked with a play for the 20-year-old, according to SEN’s Brett Anderson.

The Blues have a strong history of trading with the Giants, with several GWS players joining Carlton in recent years, particularly given list manager Stephen Silvagni’s influence, who spent five seasons at the Giants as the club’s list manager from 2011 to 2015.

Hopper, who is out of contract at season’s end, was the Giants’ first selection in the 2015 National Draft, recruited with pick No.7 as an academy selection.

He played 10 games in his debut season last year and played six games this season before succumbing to a finger which has kept him sidelined since round seven.

Hopper has averaged 16.8 disposals, 2.8 marks and 4.8 tacklers in his six games this season.

He is expected to return to be available for selection in about a fortnight.

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