Negotiations to bring Jeremy Cameron to Geelong are set to intensify following the conclusion of the 2020 season.
Cameron has told the Giants that he wants to leave as a restricted free agent, but GWS is widely tipped to match Geelong’s offer and force a trade.
Speaking on AFL Trade Radio, Mitch Cleary said out-of-favour forward Esava Ratugolea could be one of the names involved in a deal which could go down to the wire.
“The one is Esava,” he said on The Early Trade.
“We saw him not get selected for the finals and wasn’t able to break through even with Tom Hawkins as the only key forward and Dangerfield playing a pinch-hit (role) in attack.
“Can they pull him out of Geelong and maybe even identify him as a future ruckman.
“Yes the Giants are bringing into Braydon Preuss, but can he be that pure forward/ruck into the future. He’s still young and just 22 years old at the moment.”
The Giants are in need of bolstering their defensive stocks and Cleary believes young contracted Cats duo Sam De Koning and Jack Henry could be two other names who are pursued.
“The other ones they’ll consider are young defenders and I know these guys are contracted but (they could look) at Sam De Koning and Jack Henry,” he said.
“The defence is a need for the Giants right now, Phil Davis is well into his 30s now, we know they have lost Aidan Corr so I think the defence they will try and bolster.
“Now it’s just a matter of finalising this trade and the Cats will dig their heels in.”