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Wines to Carlton is a “watch this space”


Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines has once again been linked to Carlton with AFL Media’s Damian Barrett saying the situation is a "watch this space”.

Wines is contracted to the Power until the end of 2022, but the midfielder’s management reportedly approached the Blues during last year’s trade period.

Tim Watson is also convinced that Wines has spoken to both Carlton and Essendon over a potential move back to Victoria.

The Blues are the favourites to land GWS free agent Zac Williams and Barrett says they will look to further strengthen their midfield once the trade and free agency period opens.

“I think they (Carlton) will go again when it comes to a midfielder. They are really happy with securing, or effectively securing, Williams,” Barrett told AFL Media’s Ask Damo on Facebook.

“I still reckon it’s a watch this space on Ollie Wines and what he chooses to do. I know Carlton certainly has had a form of contact with him.

“He’s going to be a big-name player in the trade period unless he goes public going into the finals series about his intent to stay as a Power player.

“Until we hear something from him of a meaningful nature about his future as a Power player, I think it’s game on when it comes to his movements potentially.”

Wines, 25, has been key in Port Adelaide’s resurgence in 2020 averaging 21.5 disposals and almost five clearances.


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