There is a man firming to manage Jordan de Goey.
The Collingwood star split with manager Ben Niall via email at the start of the year, is out of contract at season's end and chasing a lucrative new deal.
Some managers have deemed him too much of a handful, while others are desperate to land him but have been snubbed.
But Jordan is closing in on finalising his off-field set-up at this critical juncture of his career - and it could involve his dad Roger.
An ex-firefighter, Roger worked at the Melbourne Fire Brigade with current Collingwood general manager of list management, Derek Hine. Roger De Goey also played under 19s at Essendon.
Under AFL rules, to manage a player you need to be an accredited agent, or a blood relative.
It’s understood de Goey is considering employing a lawyer to handle the contract particulars and for that lawyer to work with his father, Roger.
It is a similar off-field set-up to that employed by former Collingwood goalkicker Travis Cloke. Cloke’s father, former Richmond and Collingwood great David, managed his son alongside Ralph Carr.
Four years after Cloke left the club, Collingwood could be dealing with another father on the other side of the negotiating table.
De Goey turned down big money offers at the end of 2018 to sign a two-year contract at the Pies, which expires in October.