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“The rich get richer”: Young Magpie reportedly keen on Geelong trade


Collingwood forward Ollie Henry is keen to move to Geelong if a trade can be arranged according to Herald Sun’s Jay Clark.

According to the report, Henry is keen to join his brother Jack in the hoops, but Collingwood has made it clear they want to keep the 20-year-old.

Clark believes the Magpies will seek a first-round pick for the forward and talks are expected to ramp up next week as the trade period kicks off on Monday.

Currently, Geelong holds picks 18 and 37 in this year’s draft but a move for Henry could be clouded as the Cats also pursue GWS’ Tanner Bruhn.

Both Henry and Bruhn hail from the Geelong Falcons and went inside the first round of the 2020 National Draft, and both the Magpies and Giants could demand first-round compensation.

Given what Henry has shown so far from his 25 games at the AFL level, SEN’s Sam Edmund expects negotiations to be “difficult” between both clubs.”

“That is a blow, albeit this is going to be a difficult negotiation for both clubs,” Edmund said on AFL Trade Radio.

“Given he’s a first-round draft pick, they will want a bit back in return Collingwood.”

Former Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson was more optimistic that a deal would get done as he believes Henry wouldn’t name a club of choice unless he felt a trade could be arranged.

“I wonder how that works, you probably don’t announce your intentions unless both clubs have had discussions and they think it can play out,” Sanderson said.

“It would be foolish to announce, ‘This is the club I want to go to’, and it doesn’t happen, we have seen that happen occasionally, but there must be some initial discussions underway to feel like this could potentially get done.

“The rich get richer, the Cats get another exciting player.”

Henry kicked 21 goals from 15 games in 2022 but didn’t feature at the top level after coming on as a sub during the Round 17 win against North Melbourne.

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