Geelong midfielder Jarrad Jansen has requested a trade to the Brisbane Lions.

The 20-year-old is out of contract following two years at the Cattery after being selected with pick No. 36 in 2013 National Draft.

He has cited a lack of opportunity as a key reason for his desire to leave the Cats, with Jansen yet to play a senior game, after he enjoyed a promising season at VFL level, finishing second in Geelong’s Best and fairest.

Brisbane list manager Peter Schwab yesterday confirmed the club’s interest in Jansen.

“We’ve been tracking his progress this year and he’s developed nicely,” Schwab said.

“I think we can do something with Geelong, I don’t envisage that will be a problem. He is out of contract and has indicated he wants to play for us.

“He’s been at a great club and he’s a young guy looking for an opportunity. We hope we can give him that opportunity to develop in our midfield.”