GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel has broken his silence on his playing future, and has told Triple M he has no plans of returning to Victoria at season’s end.
With the Blues looking likely to receive the No. 1 draft pick, a number of media outlets have suggested Carlton should be looking to trade the selection, in order to bring in big bodies in the midfield.
Shiel’s name constantly come up, given he grew up in Victoria, and is the type of player the Blues would love to add.
However, Shiel isn’t considering a return home just yet, telling Triple M he’ll be at GWS this season, unless the club decide to deal him away.
“I can rule that out. I haven’t spoken to any clubs about that,” Shiel said.
“Unless the Giants are exploring flicking me at the end of the year… at this stage I’m pretty happy up here and I’m contracted until the end of next year. I’m enjoying my time up here and I haven’t looked at any options to leave at the end of this year.”
Shiel comes out of contract at the end of the 2019 season, and could be high on the list of Victorian clubs looking to bolster their midfield stocks in free agency.
The 25-year-old has played 127 games since joining the club in 2012, and has career averages of 24.3 disposals and 4.7 clearances per game.