GWS forward Jon Patton is set to walk away from the final year of his contract at the Giants, and will look to push through a move to Hawthorn in a bid to become Jarryd Roughead’s successor as the Hawks’ full forward.
Patton has one year remaining on his current deal at GWS, but according to the Herald Sun, will try to join the Hawks on a similar deal to that of Tom Scully, who only cost Hawthorn a mid-range pick.
The 26-year-old would likely be given a two-year deal by Hawthorn, who are looking for a key forward to replace Roughead, who is likely to retire at season’s end.
The only problem is his durability, with the former No. 1 pick having suffered three ACL injuries over the course of his career.
Despite his injuries, Patton has proven himself when he’s on the park, booting 130 goals from 89 games, including a season-best 45 goals in 2017.
Patton’s last AFL game was against Hawthorn in round 15, 2018.
Patton’s deal would likely see him earn around the AFL average.