Giants midfielder Dylan Shiel will seek a trade to a Victorian club at the end of the season, as reported by former Essendon great Tim Watson.
The 25-year old is contracted at the Giants next season but has recently been linked to several Victorian clubs.
And Watson has declared that Shiel will request a trade from GWS and has a lot to offer his Melbourne-based suitors.
“I think that you will find that Dylan Shiel will come back to Melbourne in the shorter term,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
“There will be a trade done at the end of the year, there’s salary cap pressure up there, they know he is going to come out as a restricted free agent the following year.
“They’re probably thinking: ‘he wants to come back to Victoria, maybe we can do a better deal now for GWS than what we can do in 12 months time’.
“What I’m hearing is that there are teams interested: Essendon has been reported as a team that is interested, Hawthorn’s been reported, Carlton’s been reported as clubs that are all really interested in securing his services.
“Hawthorn would be perfect, North Melbourne would be perfect and St Kilda would be perfect.
“When you see him at his best when he’s running with the ball and he’s got that great left foot kick.
“But when you look a little bit deeper, he doesn’t get a lot of inside ball, he’s not the inside beast.”
Former Melbourne skipper Garry Lyon believes the silky onballer would be a “perfect” fit at the Demons.
“He would fit beautifully in some sides like Melbourne for instance,” Lyon said.
“A contested ball beast of a team, for outside run he would be perfect.”