Melbourne CEO Gary Pert has spoken on the speculation surrounding the Demons throwing their hat in the ring for Fremantle young gun Adam Cerra, who has requested a trade home to Victoria.
Cerra still appears to be destined to nominate Carlton in the coming days, however, Melbourne has emerged as another club interested in the 21-year old.
Speaking on SEN’s Dwayne World, Pert believes the club’s list is in a great spot, featuring plenty of depth.
“I’m part of all the conversations the list management group is having with all the players and all managers,” he said.
“We’ve got a list that’s pretty strong, there’s going to be a bit of pressure on us from a salary cap point of view.
“But I think not only have we got a talented list, but anyone who was looking at the players who ran onto the ground after the Grand Final, there were quite a few of them who deserved to be playing at the highest level.
“We’ve got a highly talented group, but again we’ll explore all options.”
It’s unclear how Pert and his list management team would be able to secure Cerra, considering the club has just one pick in the first two rounds at number 33.
On the specifics of a deal for Cerra, Melbourne’s CEO confirmed they were interested in the star Docker but refused to elaborate on how it would happen.
“All clubs are going to be talking to the representatives of a young star player like that,” Pert said.
“Whether you can have the room or be able to pull off the deal, I’d say the majority of clubs are exploring it, but until we think anything’s going to happen with any player, we keep all those conversations highly confidential.”
The Demons have an extremely young list, seven of their 23 players on Saturday night 21 years old or younger.