A dual premiership Tiger is reportedly open to a move, with several clubs circling the midfielder.
Plus the Gold Coast Suns could look to orchestrate an unprecedented deal.
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RICHMOND MIDFIELDER OPEN TO TRADE
Richmond’s impending additions of Giants pair Jacob Hopper and Tim Taranto to its midfield have reportedly prompted up to five rival clubs to ask the question of Jack Graham.
According to SEN’s Sam Edmund, Graham is open to being traded away from Punt Road if another team tables him an attractive offer and he’s seen as “gettable.”
Both Hopper and Taranto are set to land at the Tigers in next month’s trade period on monster seven-year deals in a huge double coup for the yellow and black, thus pushing Graham further down the on-ball pecking order, having already spent significant time at half forward this season.
The 24-year old year old still has a year to run on his deal and is considered more likely to stay at the Tigers.
Graham in 2020 signed a three-year extension with the Tigers amid interest from rivals including Carlton and Adelaide.
The South Australian has played 97 games for the club including in its 2017 and 2020 premiership triumphs.
Touted as a potential future skipper for Richmond, Graham finished runner-up in the Jack Dyer Medal in 2021.
SUNS DANGLE PICK 7 IN DEAL SWEETENER
The Gold Coast Suns are reportedly willing to attach Pick 7 to a trade package with Jack Bowes to off-load his heavily back-ended deal as the club proactively looks to reset its salary cap position, reports AFL Media.
It’s emerged that the 24-year old defender, who’s contracted for two more seasons, is keen to explore his options elsewhere after only playing five senior games for the Suns this year — a campaign delayed due to a pre-season shoulder setback.
Multiple reports this week stated the AFL is set to approve more ‘salary dump’ deals this trade period to allow clubs to use salary cap space more strategically. It’ll permit teams to unload unwanted salaries to cashed-up rivals to clear tight caps for minimal returns in draft capital or otherwise.
It means suitors for Bowes, which AFL Media reports include Hawthorn, St Kilda, Geelong Essendon, could land the running backman and gain a prized draft pick too if they can take on his salary.
Bowes has played 83 AFL games since being taken by the Suns with Pick 10 in the 2016 draft.
The Suns completed a similar deal last year when they moved Will Brodie to Fremantle along with Pick 19, while they could look to orchestrate with Brayden Fiorini.