MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Jesse Hogan of the Demons celebrates after kicking a goal during the round 19 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 9, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Melbourne’s Jesse Hogan is arguably the best young forward in the competition and will almost certainly be a star of the future.

The 21-year-old won the 2015 Rising Star award and has booted 48 goals in 22 games for the Demons.

The 195cm key position forward will no doubt be heavily sought after when his current contract expires at the end of 2017 and Melbourne is set to have a tough battle on its hands to keep the forward.

However, according to, the Demons have already lost their spearhead to Fremantle. has reported that “an under the table agreement (between Fremantle and Hogan is) already as good as locked in”.

Hogan, who grew up in Western Australia, may be tempted by the offer to return to his home state with a club that is further along in its chances of securing premiership glory than the struggling Demons. The youngster would also be the perfect replacement for Matthew Pavlich, who will most likely retire at the conclusion of this season.


    • Definate guff
      Been talked about a lot on the team pages.
      Langdon has form for guff, if mcarthy doesn’t go to freo at end of this year I’ll be worried tho

  1. Darren Pereira unfortunately the report says “according to sporting news Australia” so with that being the case he will re-sign with Melbourne within 3 weeks!

    • “Zerohanger” and “”…..sounds like some quality sourcing used. What was their front page, big foot and lochness monster caught?

  2. Paul Slater reckon with him and Bennell could keep freo in the premiership race if they had both?why could freo trade for him tho! Prob draft picks is all?

  3. You should stu getting your news from Langdon if he wanted to leave so badly why would he sign a 2 year extension , I don’t agree sounds like the media trying to stay relevant !

    • Surely speculation. But yeah I wouldn’t be surprised. Who wouldn’t want to play back in their home state? At least he’ll help us win two premierships before he moves on.

  4. He can’t sign another contract while under another contract. Story has a few loopholes. Don’t believe it. He has to request a trade if he wants to leave at the end of this season

  5. Stand him down for the rest if the year if the deal is as good as done…. If he doesn’t want to be there then don’t play him ….. Stand him down now

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