James Stewart of the Giants kicks during the round eight AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows at Spotless Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

REPORTS: GWS key forward requests trade

Greater Western Sydney forward James Stewart has reportedly requested a trade.

FoxSports reports the 22-year-old’s manager informed the club of his desire to be traded to a Victorian club on Tuesday.

Stewart has been linked with a move to Carlton, while Essendon and Collingwood and also said to be interested.

The Magpies could have recruited Stewart in 2012 under the father-son rule, with his father, Craig, playing 115 games for Collingwood between 1978 and 1983.

The 196cm key forward was selected with pick No.27 in the 2012 National Draft, but has managed just 18 senior games, with the likes of Jeremy Cameron, Jon Patton and Rory Lobb keeping him out of the side.

He kicked 48 goals in 19 games for the Giants’ reserves side, as they won the NEAFL Grand Final thsi season.

He is just one of several GWS players set to move this off-season, with the likes of Caleb Marchbank, Jack Steele and Will Hoskin-Elliott also likely to seek fresh starts.