Out-of-contract Magpie Alex Fasolo could leave the Holden Centre at the end of the season, according to SEN Time On host Sam McClure.
The 26-year old forward has previously been linked to a return to Western Australia, and is now in talks with Carlton to join the club as an unrestricted free agent.
It has been reported that the Blues are discussing a three-year deal with Fasolo’s management, but these rumours have yet to be confirmed by both clubs as of yet.
Fasolo has only managed one game in the AFL in the 2018 season for the Magpies due to injuries and a form slump, which sees him featuring in Collingwood’s VFL team.
McClure told SEN’s Time On Fasolo is the player most likely to be departing from Collingwood.
“I get the sense that there may be another player, Heath Scotland, Daisy Thomas, going from Collingwood to Carlton, and it’s Alex Fasolo who I am referring to,” McClure said.
“He has only played one game this year, he has been injured with an ankle and shoulder, he has struggled for form as well, currently playing in the VFL.
“The 26-year-old, as I understand it, his management is in discussions with Carlton and although both parties will say it’s very early, I get the strong impression that Alex Fasolo will be joining Carlton on a three-year deal, if and when it happens.”
If the move was to happen, it wouldn’t cost Carlton anything at all via trade due to Fasolo being a free agent, but Collingwood would receive a compensation pick.
McClure explained Carlton are not the only ones monitoring the Fasolo situation.
“It would get compensation to Collingwood, if it’s a three-year deal at around average wage which what is being discussed in the early stages of negotiations, that would be about a third-round draft pick as compensation,” McClure said.
“He is a West Australian boy Alex Fasolo, and there is the situation at the moment where both Fremantle and West Coast are watching this situation closely.”