Adam Cerra is one step closer to becoming a Carlton player after further talks between Fremantle and the Blues.
The 21-year-old gun-on-baller went public last week with his desire to land at IKON Park, with both clubs in constant dialogue throughout the ongoing trading period.
Carlton’s pick six has been a central talking point in the discussions, but McClure now reports that Fremantle is also hoping for a small pick upgrade that could help them land Geelong’s Jordan Clark in the coming days.
Sports day co-host Sam McClure said the deal was “very close” and could be sealed before the end of the week.
“Adam Cerra is getting closer and closer to becoming a Carlton player,” he said.
“He turns 22 on Thursday and he could get an early birthday present, they’re getting really close. It becomes choice six, as Fremantle wants to trade choice 27 for (Carlton’s) 25 and while it doesn’t seem like much, it helps them get closer to Jordan Clark.
“They would also like to trade some future picks, so we are getting very close.
“But we don’t have the names to talk about this trading period that we had last year.”
The Blues have emerged as one of the most active clubs during the off-season, already signing free agent George Hewett, while Western Bulldogs ruck/defender Lewis Young is also expected to join the club along with Cerra before the trading period ends. October 13 ends.