Potential off-season hot property Jeremy McGovern is reportedly no longer in North Melbourne’s sights as the club is looking to lock down a top-end midfielder rather than securing the current West Coast big man, according to heraldsun.com.au.
Just days ago, McGovern and the Eagles agreed to dismiss any contract negotiations until the conclusion of the 2018 season, leaving the door wide open for other teams to impose their presence on the All-Australian.
North Melbourne have money to spend and are looking to edge closer to the salary cap with a big signing, but making sure it is the right player is important to them.
The Kangaroos were reportedly linked to a massive $1 million per-year offer that McGovern received, however their list priorities have changed since the proposed offer was made.
Fortunately for the future restricted free agent, clubs are still knocking at his door, with Fremantle reportedly interested as well as a handful of Victorian clubs. One of which has offered him a six-year contract worth $7 million.
“I am probably going to put it [contract negotiations] on hold I think until the end of the year,” McGovern told Hit 92.9 radio in Perth on Thursday.