GWS are optimistic about keeping him but the hometown links to South Australia and desire for more senior opportunities will make it hard to convince him to stay.
Should Crows star Brad Crouch choose to leave, Hately will add immediate midfield support and depth to the club.
Since being drafted with Pick 14 by the Giants in the 2018 AFL Draft, the 19-year-old has played 13 games in two years.
Hatley averaged 13.7 disposals and 4.7 marks from six games in 2020.
Jackson Hately may get through to Adelaide through the Pre season draft if a trade isn’t done between GWS and the Crows. pic.twitter.com/ItqRkdqJTg
— AFL Trade Rumours (@InformationAfl) September 30, 2020