MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02: Jayden Laverde of Essendon celebrates a goal during the VFL Qualifying Final match between Collingwood and Essendon at Stannards Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Essendon youngster Jayden Laverde could depart Tullamarine during the trade period, despite recently re-signing.

The mid-forward has played 30 games over the past four seasons since joining the club, although 12 of those have come over the past two years.

The 22-year-old played six straight games between rounds 6-11, before one final selection in round 23.

Herald Sun journalist Jay Clark believes Laverde could be on the way out, although he understands it could be a last minute trade.

“He recently re-signed at Bomberland I think he could be gettable,” Clark told Trade TV.

“He had a great last month of the season. He was very good in his last senior game, he’s too good for VFL level.

“There’s just whispers coming out in the last 24 hours.

“This is something that might develop later in the trade period, this guy – despite just re-signing at Essendon – could emerge from left field.”

In his seven matches in 2018, Laverde averaged 13 disposals, 3.9 marks and 2.7 inside 50s per game.