The Magpies are looking to solve its scoring problems and have identified Hawks star Jack Gunston as a possible solution.
Of the top eight teams, The Pies are the worst for points scored, scores per entry and marks inside 50, according to Champion Data.
Of their top 10 targets inside 50, only Will Hoskin-Elliott has a scoring rate higher than the AFL average.
Looking to improve in their forward half, the Pies have lodged its interest with Gunston’s management, but are yet to speak with him directly according to Fox Sports.
The 28-year-old loves the Hawks and is more than happy to stay, but there remains a chance the club will seek to trade at least one of its older stars for draft picks, which would force Gunston into a decision.
Gunston is only one of few players with currency and rival clubs believe he’s gettable for the right price.
The three-time-premiership star has two years left on a high-paying contract.
Gunston would potentially only agree to be traded if the team was in the ‘premiership window’.
Gunston won’t be asking for a move, but would consider it if the club was trying to push him out.
Jack Gunston would improve any team, but Collingwood picking him up is a scary proposition. Perfect for them. https://t.co/vkr6Dpe5qn
— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) September 24, 2020