Jordan Clark has had a “heated phone conversation” with Geelong list manager Stephen Wells over his wish to join Fremantle, reports SEN’s Edmund.
The Cats and Dockers are yet to strike a deal that would see Clark head home to Western Australia with a year to run on his contract.
Time is running out for Geelong and Fremantle to agree to a trade for the 20-year-old ahead of Wednesday night’s deadline, as the two clubs haggle over picks 19 and 22.
“Things are reaching boiling point between Geelong and Fremantle over a deal for the half-back/winger that is desperately wanting to get to Fremantle,” Edmund told SEN Mornings.
“I can tell you in the last few days Jordan Clark and the list manager at Geelong Stephen Wells had a heated phone conversation where Jordan Clark told Stephen Wells in no uncertain terms, ‘I want this deal done’. Words to the effect of, ‘I’m not coming back. I’m desperate to get to Fremantle. Please make this happen’.
“To which Wells responded, again, with words to the effect of, ‘If we can find a deal suitable for both parties, we’ll orchestrate a trade. If we can’t, then you are contracted here, and you will be coming back to Geelong’.
“I’m told that shortly thereafter Jordan Clark hung up on Stephen Wells.
“Geelong won’t bend on what they want - which is Fremantle’s pick 19. Fremantle won’t bend on what they want - which is giving Geelong pick 22.
“Both clubs are at a complete and utter stalemate. Jordan Clark is waiting in Perth to learn what his future holds.
“He’s still contracted at the Cats. The awful situation for him personally is that he has to go back where relationships are strained and frayed and play another year at Geelong.
“Who blinks here?”
Fremantle has offered Clark a four-year deal as Geelong continues to hold firm on the contracted defender.