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Dogs to target Hawks premiership midfielder and star Sun in potential trade coup


SEN’s Time On host Sam McClure has revealed Hawthorn premiership player Isaac Smith and Gold Coast midfielder Jack Martin are set to be targeted by the Western Bulldogs in the upcoming trade period.

McClure broke down how the Dogs could pull off what would be a massive trade coup.

“The Bulldogs have over $1.5 million in salary cap space following the retirement of Boyd, and have both their first and second round picks available to trade,” he told SEN’s Time On.

“Trade news comes early, the cashed up Bulldogs have put together their hit list for this year and Isaac Smith is at the top of it. Prodigious talent Jack Martin is the next one on the list.

“Smith is a huge favourite of Luke Beveridge’s who spent three years with him at Hawthorn.

“Beveridge still believes that Smith is the best wingman in the competition.

“Smith is contracted for next year, he’ll be 31 at the end of the year.

“Martin is another player the Bulldogs have kept a close eye on now for some time.

“The club was very close to taking him as a junior before he was pre-listed to the Gold Coast Suns back in 2013.”

Smith is contracted until 2020 and has played 188 games for the Hawks, including three premierships.

Martin meanwhile is out of contract at the end of the year and has previously been linked with a move to Victoria.

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