GREATER Western Sydney has allowed forward Jeremy Finlayson to explore trading options with any club in the competition as he seeks more family support following the birth of his first child.
Finlayson recently had a meeting with Port Adelaide, but Giants football manager Jason McCartney told Continental Tires AFL Trade Radio that the 25-year-old was not limited to South Australia.
âIt’s just a lack of family support in and around Sydney, we gave him permission to explore,â McCartney said.
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“He is very happy at the club, he just has a concern for support around his young family now.
“I know her partner Kelly is originally from Port Lincoln, but she also lived in Melbourne, and Jeremy’s parents now live in Brisbane, so it was a pretty open book.”
McCartney said no club had “signaled their intentions” and he didn’t think much would happen.
Finlayson has played 66 games with the Giants and is under contract until the end of 2023.
McCartney also said they were unlikely to trade the No.2 pick in this year’s NAB AFL draft, acquired under a deal with Collingwood last year.
“There are a few clubs not too far from us, in this top five, which haven’t really asked the question but have probed us a bit.
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“We would be reluctant to back down too far. It would have to be something very, very, very attractive to come back second.”