Geelong CEO Brian Cook has confirmed his side’s interest in Western Bulldogs midfielder Luke Dahlhaus.
The Cats, who were eliminated from the finals over the weekend, are looking to bolster their forward line pressure.
“If you looked at our game on the weekend, we had one tackle in our 50 in the first half,” Cook told SEN Breakfast.
“So a player like Luke Dahlhaus is of great interest to us because he applies pressure that we need and we just don’t have that.”
Cook also said he’s confident Gary Ablett will go around again in 2019.
“I hope so. Yeah, I’m pretty sure he will. He’s got one year to go and based on his form I think he should,” Cook said.
“I think (the recruitment of Ablett) has been a success. It depends what the expectations of people were.
“I think some people felt Gary Ablett coming was going to mean the difference between us making the Grand Final or not and I don’t think that was ever the case from our point of view.
“Gary’s 34, he’s not 25 anymore and I think we rely so much on people like Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield and the reality is the success of our club depends on us making sure the bottom 12 players improve.”
Dahlhaus has officially told the Bulldogs he will be leaving the club via free agency.
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