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Essendon emerges as potential suitor for Stengle


Essendon has emerged as a potential suitor for Tyson Stengle.

According to AFL Media reporter Cal Twomey, the Bombers will look at Stengle as an option to boost their small forward stocks.

It comes after Geelong confirmed its interest in the former Richmond and Adelaide forward.

“We think he's had a terrific period with Woodville-West Torrens, in a premiership team,” Cats list manager Stephen Wells told SEN Mornings.

“We do have some interest in Tyson. We haven't committed to him yet, it's not just us who want him.

“He'll have to make that decision himself.”

The 22-year-old kicked 44 goals for the Eagles in the SANFL this season, including three majors in last Sunday’s Grand Final win over Glenelg.

“He (Stengle) makes sense at Geelong, doesn’t he? They’ve certainly shown interest,” Twomey told AFL Trade Radio’s Trade Exchange.

“There are other clubs that are looking at him because he comes for free, he’s a delisted free agent, you don’t need to go through the draft process to grab him.

“Essendon, as I understand, is another club who will be looking at Tyson Stengle. That makes sense too.

“You look at the Essendon list, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti was in career-best form for the first half of the season, dropped away, there’s not another pure small forward on that list.

“There’s obviously great confidence that he’ll get back to his best, but they still need some back-up and some smarts around there.

“This is an opportunity for him (Stengle) to get another AFL shot, and the Bombers would be in the mix for that one.”

Stengle is looking to join a third AFL club after parting ways with the Crows earlier this year following three off-field indiscretions.

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