The Adelaide Crows are keen to lure a young Magpie back to South Australia.
Plus the latest on the futures of several Demons as rival clubs circle.
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CROWS EYEING POULTER
The 19-year old is yet to be offered a new deal by the Magpies, having only managed one senior game in 2022 under Craig McRae.
It comes after Poulter impressed in his debut 2021 season, playing 11 games in a campaign where the Magpies prioritised developing young talent and finished 17th on the ladder.
Poulter was drafted to Collingwood out of Woodville-West Torrens with Pick 30 in the 2020 draft — the same draft where the Pies picked up Ollie Henry, Finlay Macrae and Beau McCreery.
It comes as Adelaide swingman Billy Frampton is set to request a trade the Magpies in next month’s trade period.
DEES TRIO FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURES AMID RIVAL INTEREST
Melbourne free agent Jayden Hunt faces an uncertain AFL future amid some interest from the West Coast Eagles, according to AFL Media’s Callum Twomey.
Hunt, who played 20 games in 2021 but missed out on the club’s premiership win after an a late-season ankle injury, made another 20 senior appearances this year.
As Hunt is an unrestricted free agent, he’d cost nothing for a rival club to pick up.
Twomey also revealed on SEN that rivals have interest in Toby Bedford, who’s been linked to Essendon, North Melbourne and GWS, and also expected clubs to monitor Adam Tomlinson, as pair’s fates at Melbourne hang in the balance.
“Clubs are chasing Toby Bedford who the Dees want to keep and have offered a contract to,” Twomey said.
“Another one to keep a little eye on is Adam Tomlinson. Clubs could take a look at him given he has fallen down the pecking order of key defenders at Melbourne.
“He has two years to go on a good deal, so a club would need to take that on as well, money-wise.”
It comes as out-of-contract Demons pair Jake Melksham and Michael Hibberd are expected to receive new deals for 2023.