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Fremantle to make Jesse Hogan available on the cheap


Fremantle has told rival clubs that Jesse Hogan is available on the cheap, with the Dockers willing to pay to move him on.

Hogan has a year to run on a three-year deal worth around $650,000 a season, but the Dockers put him on the trade table several weeks ago after a troubled two-year, 19-game stint back home in Perth.

The West Australian club has made it clear it will contribute to Hogan’s wage at another club next year.

The proposal is tempting a handful of clubs, who are wrestling with what is very much a risk-versus-reward scenario.

At 25, Hogan has time on his side, has sought professional help and has put things in place to resuscitate a stalled football career.

He is a long way off the player he was in 2018 when he kicked 47.23 for Melbourne at 23 years of age on a contract worth around $850,000 a season.

But the chance he could recapture that form is why clubs are considering what could prove to be a bargain buy.

Sydney and GWS are understood to have an interest, while multiple sources have indicated Richmond are considering Hogan in the belief their strong senior core and off-field support network would given them a good chance of making it work.

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