Langdon had an impressive finals series for the Pies and was one of Collingwood’s best in their grand final loss to the Eagles, which has alerted clubs to the 23-year-old’s talent.
The Swans have joined Fremantle in the race for Langdon, although Barrett believes his preference would be to remain a Pie.
“The offer officially only came through Tuesday of last week — after the Grand Final,” Barrett said on The Trade Table on Monday night.
“We have drawn the linkage between that occurring — and also Darcy Moore re-signing — with the pursuit of Steven May and the likelihood now that May wants to go and will go to the Melbourne footy club.
“Collingwood needed to sure up what they’ve got, so it has caused issues. Bottom line is he likes Collingwood, loves the people around him too, he does want to stay.