Geelong list manager Stephen Wells has responded to a report that claimed he recently had a heated phone conversation with Jordan Clark before he was traded to Fremantle.
SEN’s Sam Edmund reported on Wednesday that Clark hung up on Wells as trade talks between the Cats and Dockers continued to drag on.
“That simply didn’t happen,” Wells told AFL Trade Radio.
“Jordan and I had a conversation, but there was nothing tense about it, it was not heated.
“That’s not quite the truth.”
Clark eventually got his wish as Geelong and Fremantle finally agreed on a deal late on the final day of the trade period.
“He would have been very happy to come back, we would’ve loved to have had Jordan back here,” Wells said.
“But when a player asks to go – and particularly this is the second year in a row that he’s asked to go, we were very respectful of that.
“We wouldn’t have just let him go for any old deal. It was a good deal that we think reflects the value we placed on Jordan.”
The Cats received pick 22 and a future third-round selection for the 20-year-old speedster.