Melbourne’s Jack Watts will reportedly choose Port Adelaide as his preferred destination this trade period.
Watts, who also met with Geelong last week, was told by the Demons he would be put up for trade during his exit meeting a fortnight ago, despite still having two years to run on his current deal.
The former No.1 draft pick voiced his shock and disappointment at the Dees’ decision last week, but is now said to be prepared to move interstate to the Power.
“Jack Watts has met with the Geelong footy club, but I can confirm to you now that over the weekend, Jack Watts has come to terms with the fact he would be able, and happy to, move interstate,” SEN’s Sam McClure said on Monday morning.
“He will be nominating the Port Adelaide football club as his preferred destination, forget about the other clubs interested. Jack Watts, Melboure and Port Adelaide will sit down at 9am today when the trade period starts and try to get a deal done.”
Watts played 16 games in 2017, averaging 15.7 disposals and kicking 22 goals.
He missed rounds 14 – 17 due to a hamstring injury and was dropped from the senior side after the Demons’ loss to GWS in Round 20, missing the next two weeks, before returning to the team in Round 23.
He has played a total of 153 matches for Melbourne since making his debut in Round 11, 2009 against Collingwood.