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Sam Edmund's trade update on Cerra, Lobb, Clark and more


SEN Chief Sports Reporter Sam Edmund has provided an insight on a number of potential player movement scenarios as the 2021 AFL trade period approaches.

Speaking on SEN Crunchtime, Edmund gave his updates on big-name moves that are being discussed amongst clubs.

Jordan Clark (Geelong)

“Jordan Clark is a really fluid situation.”

“Rival clubs will tell you he’s being played out of position, he’s playing off a wing in the VFL.

“His camp thinks he’s a running defender, which is where he made a name for himself at the national championships before he was drafted.

“There’s elements of the coaching staff who don’t like him in that position.

“Clearly it is a moveable storyline for Geelong.”

Adam Cerra (Fremantle)

“I struggle to see how Melbourne would go to the trouble of being the only other club to compete with Carlton for his services if they didn’t have a plan in place or a possibility of getting the deal done. When you look at it, it has to involve a player.”

“Clearly Adam Cerra believes it’s possible because he hasn’t said ‘I’m definitely going to Carlton.’”

Rory Lobb (Fremantle)

“I think if the planets align for Rory Lobb, in a perfect world for him he’d leave Fremantle, but his contract is going to make it so difficult, he’s got two years to go at 700,000, so that pretty much rules Gold Coast out.”

“I think he’d be open to a move back to Melbourne… I just can’t see him moving, it’s not a seller’s market as we’ve said repeatedly, but Rory Lobb, in any other year, might have been a possibility for leaving Fremantle.”

Jeremy Finlayson (GWS)

“Didn’t that come out of nowhere. His management approached GWS a long time ago, earlier on in the season to say, ‘look, (Finalyson) is expecting his first child, a baby girl Sofia, that’s why Jeremy Finlayson didn’t participate in GWS’ finals campaign, we need some family support, we don’t have it in Sydney, (his) partner’s from Port Lincoln in South Australia.”

“(GWS list manager) Jason McCartney gave his full blessing for Finlayson to go to other clubs and see if there were any interested parties there for a trade.

“He’s taken the opportunity to do a medical at Port Adelaide, whether that is due diligence from the Power or they have an active interest in him remains to be seen.

“They’re not shopping him, they’re not pushing him out the door, they want him to stay.

“It’s got nothing to do with money they tell me, it’s all about family support."

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