AFL Rd 17 - Collingwood v Gold Coast
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Jordan De Goey of the Magpies kicks a goal during the round 17 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Gold Coast Suns at The Gabba on September 14, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Essendon has “raised their interest” in Collingwood star Jordan De Goey, according to SEN’s Sam Edmund.

Edmund reports that the Bombers have made enquiries with De Goey’s dad and acting manager Roger.

The gun forward is out-of-contract at the end of the season but is not yet eligible for free agency, meaning a trade would have to be made to acquire him.

Speaking on SEN Breakfast, Edmund reports that while he believes De Goey is likely to stay at the Pies, Essendon are doing their due diligence with off-season targets.

“There’s a lot of spitballing at the moment but they (Essendon) have asked about one particular high-profile player,” he said on SEN Breakfast.

“I don’t think anyone thinks he’s going to go anywhere but Essendon has raised their interest with Jordan De Goey’s old man, because Roger is his manager at the moment.

“They’ve come knocking for Jordan De Goey, Essendon.

“Is this just asking the question? Probably.

“The (trade) whiteboard on every club, if they are any good, is deep with multiple names.

“But they have asked the question with Jordan De Goey just to test the waters.

“We are all pretty sure he’s going to stay with Darcy Moore but it hasn’t stopped Essendon, and I’m sure others, asking the question.”

The 24-year old returned from a two-month absence in Monday night’s win over Gold Coast, booting a game-high four goals.

He has averaged 15 disposals from seven senior games this season and kicked 11 majors.

De Goey is one of several high-profile Magpies coming out-of-contract, with Darcy Moore, Brody Mihocek and Josh Daicos also priority re-signings for the club.

With Collingwood managing a tight salary cap, locking them all away will prove to be a difficult task.