ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Karl Amon of the Power kicks the ball during the round six AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval on April 25, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Rival clubs are expected to move for Port Adelaide wingman Karl Amon in 2022, with interest in the unrestricted free agent anticipated to increase after his shock dropping for Round 6.

Despite a season where Amon is amassing career-high averages for tackles, inside 50s, clearances and contested possessions, Power coach Ken Hinkley opted to exclude the 2021 All-Australian squad member from his 22-man side to face West Coast on Saturday.

The timing of the cut-throat call adds to the intrigue, with the Power understood to be keen on re-signing Amon beyond the expiry of his deal this year.

Amon inked a three-year extension in 2019, turning down reported interest from Victorian clubs to remain at Alberton.

With that contract now nearing its cessation, another call will need to be made by the East Sandringham product who is tipped to receive another wave of interest from clubs in his home state.

Both Hawthorn and St Kilda were among the interested suitors last time Amon was required to make a call on his future, with the 26-year-old reportedly gaining interest again in 2022.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Karl Amon of the Power looks to pass the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on June 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

According to The Herald Sun, clubs have already begun to express their interest in Amon's services so far this season, with more sides potentially queuing up following the Power's surprise selection call.

Deals as long as four years could be tabled for the Power gun, with clubs not required to offer any player or draft capital given his listing as an unrestricted free agent.

The Saints could press for the Port Adelaide wingman for a second time, with Amon's mother Katrina assigned to the club's indigenous development manager role earlier this year.

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Amon would join a strong wing cohort at Moorabbin, with Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera, Daniel McKenzie, Mason Wood and Bradley Hill rotating through the wide positions under Brett Ratten.

Hawthorn have turned away from recruiting mature-aged players as they place a focus on youth development, while a club like Carlton could look to bolster their wide stocks as they push for a premiership.