MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Darcy Moore of the Magpies runs with the ball during the round two AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 31, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Out-of-contract Collingwood swingman Darcy Moore has been linked to the Sydney Swans, who are looking to swoop in and recruit the 22-year-old this off-season, according to AFL Journalist Damian Barrett.

Barrett broke the news last night on Channel Nine’s The Footy Show, saying that the Swans are “very well placed” to make a run for Moore, who will become a free agent at seasons end.

“The Sydney Swans, renowned for their ability to land the big out of contract fish … they’ve identified their 2018 target and it is Collingwood’s Darcy Moore,” Barrett told The Footy Show.

“We know he’s out of contract at the end of this season – it’s his fourth [season] in the AFL.

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“A 2014 draftee under the father-son rule, with his father Peter Moore being his father and interestingly, a friend and a former teammate of Andrew Ireland, the chief executive officer of the Sydney Swans.”

The tall standing ruckman has drawn some interest from other clubs but Barrett explained that “other clubs are talking about this quite strongly now,” implying that the Swans are leading the charge in the Darcy Moore stakes.

Host of The Footy Show and Collingwood President Eddie McGuire seemed surprised to hear the news that one of his players was being poached.

“He will be sitting down with our leaders of the club, the people in charge … in the next couple of days and discussing his contract going forward,” McGuire said.

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The Footy Show co-host Sam Newman butted in and mentioned the elephant in the room, “what if he says he is going?”

“Well it’d be hard with no legs to play footy next season,” McGuire joked.

Moore’s contract will expire with Collingwood at the end of this season if he is not extended by the club.