MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 01: Ed Langdon of the Dockers celebrates kicking a goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 01, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Ed Langdon, rising star for Fremantle, has said he wants to push contract talks back until the end of the season, according to AFL.com.au.

This opens the door for many clubs hoping to sign him away from the Dockers as his contract ends at the close of the season.

The Dockers previously pitched a long-term deal to the 23-year-old but he asked that discussions get pushed back until mid-season. Now mid-season, he doubled down and asked to push the discussions back till the end of the season.

Melbourne have gone public in their pursuit of Langdon and could be leading the race but they’re not alone as the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne have expressed interest.

Collingwood re-signed his brother, Tom, through the 2021 season and are “keeping an eye on [Ed Langdon’s] movements”.

Sources predict that he would command $500-550,000 per season on the open market.

Langdon is averaging 24.5 disposals a game on 13 matches this season will his club sitting just inside the eight and playing the bottom-placed Carlton this round.