Geelong has “expressed an interest” in contracted Hawthorn forward Luke Breust, according to SEN’s Sam Edmund.
Hawthorn GM of Football Graham Wright told SEN’s Bob and Andy that veterans like Breust and Jack Gunston will not be traded in order to improve the club’s draft hand.
Jordan Lewis has suggested that the 29-year-old should be allowed to explore his options if he wants to leave the Hawks for a fresh start elsewhere.
Edmund says Breust "is on the Geelong whiteboard".
“We know a lot of things go up on the whiteboard and there’s a lot of spitballing, but I can tell you that Geelong have also expressed an interest and are going after Luke Breust,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.
“Luke Breust is on the Geelong whiteboard.
“Geelong would have to give something up to get Luke Breust in because he’s contracted for next year.
“But they have got by their standards a glut of picks – I think they’ve got three first-rounders.
“It gives them wriggle room to trade a first-round pick. They’ve got the weaponry there.
“They smell blood in the water, the empire has fallen at Hawthorn and now it’s up to clubs to try and prise players out who, in the case of Luke Bruest (29), have plenty of good football left.”
Breust, a triple premiership player, is contracted to Hawthorn until the end of 2021.
Geelong has also been linked to Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch, former Melbourne captain Jack Viney and Essendon forward Joe Daniher.