Sam Edmund's trade update on De Goey, Grundy, Gunston and more

Sam Edmund’s trade update on De Goey, Grundy, Gunston and more

SEN Chief reporter Sam Edmund has provided updates on some of the biggest trade targets in the AFL.

With the trade period to kick off in less than two months and the situation surrounding many players constantly changing, Edmund gave the latest on SEN’s Crunch Time.

He also reported that GWS midfielder Tim Taranto is likely to join either Richmond or Collingwood, with Geelong still somewhat in the mix.

Edmund spoke with Jordan De Goey, Brodie Grundy and numerous forward targets for the Brisbane Lions below.

Jordan De Goey

“De Goey will either be at Collingwood or St Kilda next year. I think if you’re a betting man you’re putting your chips in the Collingwood corner at the moment and he stays at the price that is right for Collingwood.”

Brodie Grundy

“Brodie Grundy is on (for a trade) at the moment. Rule out GWS, but he was blown away by the Melbourne presentation I’m told.

“He was so impressed by the vision Melbourne set, their professionalism and what they sold to him.

“Melbourne has been here before, they got in front of Adam Cerra last year when he was down the path to Carlton and Adam Cerra left that meeting blown away by what the Demons had to say and the vision they painted.

“The only problem for him was that Melbourne didn’t have the levers to pull to get him in the door so he ended up going to Carlton.

“So it doesn’t mean that Melbourne are going for Brodie Grundy as a priority, I’m told they might want to go younger, they might want to go cheaper, but they have met with him and been very impressive getting in front of Brodie Grundy.”

Jack Gunston, Lance Franklin and Dan McStay

“Jack Gunston, now Brisbane have not spoken to him directly, but they’ve certainly made an inquiry about getting Jack Gunston up to the Gabba.

“The Lions have definitely asked the question of Buddy Franklin as well. They’ve known for months that Dan McStay is going to be going… the people up there know that Dan McStay is going to end up at the Pies next year, so they’re well down the planning path to the point whereby if McStay somehow backflips and stays they might have a problem.

“But that’s not going to happen, he’s going to leave, and now who do they replace him with?

“He’s got a decision to make at Hawthorn and Hawthorn has got a decision to make with him. Those talks are happening at the moment, he’s 30 years of age, he has reached free agency stats at the Hawks and he’s out of contract as well.

“I think, post the back issues, he’s shown some real signs of life this year and would have a couple of good years of footy left in him.”