The likely destination for off-contract Melbourne utility James Jordon has been named, following a report that the Demon will 'explore' his free agency options.
Jordon, who played in Melbourne's drought-breaking 2021 premiership triumph, can exercise his rights as an unrestricted free agent this year.
The Demons cannot resist a potential Jordon departure, with the versatile midfielder receiving numerous rival overtures throughout the course of the 2023 season.
According to AFL Media journalist Cal Twomey on Tuesday afternoon, Jordon informed the Demons he'd be examining his off-season exit options.
However, on Wednesday, Twomey revealed the club he thinks is most likely to gain Jordon's signature.
"Yeah, he (Jordan) is [exploring his options], so he's got a few options there on the table, throughout the year Sydney, the Bulldogs, Essendon, St Kilda, [and] Carlton have all been linked at different stages," reported Twomey on Wednesday's edition of Gettable.
Pressed by fellow panelist Riley Beveridge to name a club, Twomey was categorical.
"[The] Swans," he answered twice.
"He goes out most likely, they've (Melbourne) wanted to retain him but he goes out."
Melbourne premiership player James Jordon has informed the Demons he’ll be exploring his free agency options.
Sydney, Bulldogs, Bombers, Blues and Saints all been linked at different stages. Demons have wanted to retain him. @AFLcomau
— Callum Twomey (@CalTwomey) September 19, 2023
Aside from a potential Jordon departure, the Demons appear to have their hands full this off-season as it pertains to importing and exporting assets.
James Harmes, who has been linked to as many as four rival clubs, could also be on his way out, potentially following Brodie Grundy, who seems a near-certainty to be playing for Sydney in 2024.
On the other hand, Adelaide's Shane McAdam is expected to find his way to Melbourne via trade, while contracted defender Adam Tomlinson is reportedly a required commodity in the Dees' eyes despite the recent surfacing of departure rumours.
The Dees are also armed with the No. 5 selection (from Fremantle) at November's National Draft as a result of last year's Luke Jackson trade, in addition to their own first-rounder.
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This year's free agency period commences on October 6, followed by the commencement of the trade period on October 9, and night one of the National Draft on November 20.