Geelong are reportedly keeping a close eye on Jack Viney’s situation with the Demons, as the Melbourne tough-nut looks to enter free agency in the upcoming post-season, per the Herald Sun.
The Cats look to be big players in the upcoming trade and free agency windows, already showing interest in Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch.
Chris Scott has steered his side into premiership favouritism whilst holding three first round selections for the upcoming draft, and is now turning his attention to Viney’s contract status.
While Melbourne remain on track to keep their former co-captain, they’re set to com under pressure with rival clubs eyeing off Viney and fellow onballer Angus Brayshaw.
Simon Goodwin has struggled to keep both the pair satisfied in the midfield, with the Demons’s overflowing with high-profile midfielders alongside Clayton Oliver.
Viney’s contract demands could allow Melbourne to receive a first-round selection via compensation, with the Demons already without a top pick after trading their 2020 first-round selection to North Melbourne in last year’s trade window.
Hawthorn are also likely to throw their name into the mix, while the Bombers will look to gain some muscle to their midfield in the upcoming off-season.