Fremantle GM of Football Peter Bell has provided trading updates on Adam Cerra and Jordan Clark.
The Dockers negotiate a deal with Carlton for Cerra, while trying to get Clark’s autograph in a trade with Geelong.
Bell also reiterated the club’s desire to keep contracted ruck-forward Rory Lobb.
Check out Bell’s updates on AFL Trade Radio’s trading afternoons below:
“That’s the margin (choose 6 and a future second-rounder for a future third-rounder).
“Carlton has been fantastic to deal with so far and we are confident we will get there.
“If we can make those (top 10) picks, we want to take them into the draft to add a few other younger players to the roster of players we have now.”
“As Jordan has contracted, Geelong has every right to negotiate very hard.
“We would like to bring Jordan in and Jordan has indicated to Geelong and to us that he would like to move to Fremantle.
“It fills a need for us with its run, speed and other features.
“I wouldn’t say the negotiations are as close as what is currently between Fremantle and Carlton regarding Adam.
“It’s about making sure something satisfactory is done for Geelong, who of course has a contracted player.
“I am confident that we can come to an agreement with Geelong.
“I don’t know the exact ins and outs of it (contract offer to Clark), but I think it will be around a four-year deal, provided we can get the deal done.”
“Obviously there was a bit of noise in the latter part of the year when Rory may have been looking for his options.
“We had a really positive end to the season where he discussed and committed to really work on his game and especially on his ruck work, which he thought was a little inconsistent.
“At the time we reiterated Rory that he was a very important player for us, we are not currently overrun with big attackers, forward rucks are very sought after and hard to find.
“We just said that if you’re exploring and looking around, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll get a deal that we agree to for the reasons I just mentioned.”