The Blues have taken huge steps forward in 2020 and can now dream big about their exciting future.

In saying that, the Baggers still have some areas that they need to strengthen going into 2021 - but they have the salary cap space to add the necessary talent.

After missing out on some of the game's bigger names over the past few years, the Blues have room in their cap for a big fish. There is no better time to strike the player market now that list sizes and expected to be cut and salary cups shrunk.

But where do they shift their focus? This year's free agency crop isn't as strong as it has been in recent years, so the Carlton hierarchy will need to be creative. They have their eyes still firmly set on Swans star Tom Papley after missing out on him last year.

But with the Swans likely play hard ball again, the Blues will need to have half an eye on other potential recruits.

Carlton has been known to bring in big fish on big money, but those deals haven't always proven fruitful. They need to be wise with their spending at the end of 2020.

Here are 10 players the Blues should target in the off-season.

9. Jack Petruccelle (West Coast)

Similar to Lonie, Petruccelle could be the ideal crumber to play next to Betts up forward and take over the mantle as the Blues' premier small forward in the coming years. The Victorian 21-year old has played just three games for the Eagles this season and comes out of contract.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Jack Petruccelle of the Eagles celebrates after scoring a goal during the round seven AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)