AFL player manager, Liam Pickering, believes Sydney are well within their rights to ask for St Kilda’s first round draft selection in order to even consider trading midfielder Dan Hannebery.
The Saints have been vocal in their admiration for the premiership Swan, with reports suggesting they have tabled a five-year offer deal for the 27-year-old.
Hannebery has three years to run on his current contract with the Bloods, and Pickering says St Kilda could potentially have to part ways with pick four in order to land the three-time All-Australian.
“They’re going to have to pay him at least what he is on, he’s on $700,000-$750,000 they reckon,” he told SEN Breakfast.
“It’s a lot of money. If he’s got three years to go on that contract, the Sydney Swans have got every right to ask for their first round pick – pick four.
“That’s what I would be asking for.
“Even if he gets a five-year deal, he’s got three to go on his current deal, call it $700,000, well he’s not getting any less than that is he?”
St Kilda head of football, Simon Lethlean, revealed on the AFL Nation pre-game show last week that he has spoken with Hannebery’s management about a potential move to the club.
While Sydney GM, Tom Harley, insisted on SEN Breakfast yesterday that they wouldn’t be given Hannebery’s links to the Saints “any oxygen” until the trade period.
Listen to Liam Pickering's chat on SEN Breakfast with Garry and Tim in the player below