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Report: Injury-prone Cats midfielder set to take up rival offer


Injury-prone Geelong midfielder Nakia Cockatoo is likely to leave the club and take up a multi-year deal at Brisbane, according to the Herald Sun.

The out-of-contract 23-year-old has played just 34 games for Geelong after battling several knee and soft tissues injuries and is likely to move as he seeks longer-term security.

The report states that he appears all but certain to take up the “irresistible” contract from the Lions, with Geelong still undecided on his future with the make up of list sizes in 2021 currently unknown.

Cockatoo was taken with pick 10 in the 2014 National Draft and is widely known as a player blessed with pace in the midfield.

It’s set to be a busy trade and free agency period for the Cats, as they eye a gun midfielder to complement the likes of Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan and Joel Selwood.

They’ve already been linked with Melbourne’s Jack Viney and Adelaide free agent Brad Crouch, as well as signalling their interest in Essendon forward Joe Daniher.

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