Hawthorn midfielder Tom Scully this week made the call to retire effective immediately, leaving the club with a list spot to fill.
The Hawks obviously did not expect to be without the 29-year-old wingman this year and Bob Murphy sees a clear like-for-like ready-made replacement in Lewis Jetta.
West Coast delisted Jetta at the end of 2020 season after 202 games for the Eagles and Swans.
The 31-year-old is set to play for Swan Districts in the WAFL this year and Murphy believes the Hawks should get on the phone to him.
“I’d be shocked if they didn’t make the call to Lewis Jetta,” the former Bulldogs skipper told SEN’s Bob and Andy.
“If I had $5 to bet on that, I’d say they would’ve made the call to see if they can get him across.
“They’re like-for-like outside runners, it makes sense, they wouldn’t be put off I don’t think a couple of months out of the game.
“I think it happens a lot more than we hear (teams calling recently retired players).”
Murphy revealed that he himself received calls about potentially joining Carlton following his retirement in 2017.