Any deal involving Brodie Grundy would require Collingwood to pay a good portion of his wage to a brand new membership. Learn how a lot in a brand new episode of KFC SuperFooty TV.
Geelong may land an enormous double whammy on this yr’s buying and selling session, and Collingwood may assist the Cats pay for it.
The Cats and Melbourne have emerged as prime contenders for disgraced Pies-Ruckman Brodie Grundy, and Herald Solar reporter and commerce skilled Jay Clark says Geelong has the wage cap house to position Grundy and GWS bull Jacob Hopper within the subsequent accommodate season.
However that may require Collingwood to pay a big chunk of Grundy’s wage at his new membership.
Grundy has 5 years on a seven-year, $950,000-per-year contract.
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“With Adam Treloar, Collingwood was placing in about $250,000 to $300,000 a yr of his wage,” Clark mentioned on KFC SuperFooty TV.
“There’s discuss in Clubland that they may pay as much as $400,000[for Grundy].
“I believe that’s a bit exaggerated, however it’s on everybody’s lips in recruiting circles in the meanwhile.
“I believe Treloar is doubtlessly comparable if it’s $250,000,[his new club]is paying about $700,000 a yr – I believe that’s about what Brodie Grundy is price.
“The Cats have room for wage caps – think about you may put Brodie Grundy on that group with Hawkins and Cameron and Blicavs and Stewart. I believe Geelong can afford Grundy and Hopper collectively as a double whammy.”
However Clark mentioned the Cats may must beat Melbourne to safe Grundy if he’s put up for commerce.
“He’s undoubtedly on the nostril at Collingwood for some cause.
“He’s additionally already met with GWS and Melbourne so he’s exploring his choices
“Up to now we’ve been speaking about Port Adelaide which is the hometown of SA and GWS who in all probability want a Ruckmann and try to swap Taranto and Hopper so there is likely to be some motion there.
“Yesterday we reported that Melbourne is prime of the desk and Geelong are additionally very eager.
“Melbourne makes excellent sense to me. They lose Luke Jackson, what is going to they do subsequent yr to help 31-year-old Max Gawn?”
Host Lauren Wooden mentioned the Geelong way of life may enchantment to Grundy, as may latest recruits like Jeremy Cameron and Isaac Smith.
Clark mentioned it set the stage for an enormous buying and selling interval for the Pies, and a really completely different one from 2020 once they parted methods with Treloar, Jaidyn Stephenson and Tom Phillips in a hearth sale that shocked the foot world.
“That is Collingwood conditioning the footy viewers to a doable departure of Brodie Grundy – and St Kilda I believe are nonetheless very eager on Jordan De Goey… so there are very attention-grabbing strikes afoot at Collingwood.”
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