Peter Sumich believes Fremantle may have to deal with an exodus of sorts in the next few years.
The West Coast champion and former Dockers assistant coach is expecting star young midfielder Adam Cerra, who is out of contract at the end of this season, to leave the club.
Sumich says Cerra is “bound to go home” to Victoria if he believes he cannot achieve success with Freo.
“I reckon Adam Cerra is going to go home,” Sumich said on SportFM.
“He hasn’t signed yet, he’s a Victorian, he’s looking at Fremantle going, ‘Are they the team that’s going to play finals or win a premiership?’ Right now, he’s probably going, ‘Not really’.
“(Nat) Fyfe is going to retire in two or three years time, (David) Mundy at the end of the year, where does that leave it?
“They haven’t really got bookends you’d say are going to win them a premiership.
“He’s bound to go home.”
Sumich also believes that Dockers ruckman Sean Darcy is keen to join Geelong which could open the door for the Western Australian club to pursue Western Bulldogs talent Tim English.
“I’m hearing big time he (Darcy) wants to go back to Geelong,” he added.
“If that’s the case, they should put all their eggs in one basket there and try to get Tim English. I don’t know if Tim will want to come because at the end of the day he’s at a club that’s going really well.”
Darcy Tucker is another who is a chance to leave Freo and like Darcy is open to joining the Cats, according to Sumich.
“I’m hearing Darcy Tucker wants to go to Geelong and Darcy the ruckman, Geelong are chasing him. All these Victorians are going to want to go home and we’ve got WA products that keep going out of our state,” Sumich said.
Cerra hails from Melbourne, Tucker is originally from Horsham while Darcy is a product of the Geelong Falcons football factory.
Cerra and Tucker are out of contract this year while Darcy remains under contract until the end of 2022.