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Jordan De Goey new club, Geelong, St Kilda, Collingwood, free agent, Brodie Grundy trade, contract

Jordan de Goey and his management are poised to shop him to new clubs including Geelong and St Kilda, while rivals Brodie Grundy are “very friendly”, according to journalist Sam McClure.

The futures of the Collingwood pair are unclear, with De Goey out of contract at the end of this season and Grundy – who has battled injury this year – still owed $5 million over the next five years.

De Goey has played just one game since being banned for his behavior on holiday in Bali, and McClure told Nine’s Footy Classified that he is unlikely to stay in black and white.

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“Behind the scenes, they’re thinking about making tough calls on next year’s roster, and the futures of Brodie Grundy and Jordan De Goey,” McClure said. He said Monday night.

“We already know that De Goey is unlikely to stay at Collingwood next year. Jordan himself realized that he would be ruled by the area – he and his management decided to start making their own calls to football clubs.

“If Jordan de Goey doesn’t play for either Geelong or St Kilda next year, I’ll be shocked and surprised.”

Collingwood pulled its latest contract offer for de Goey after Bali’s exploits – a two-year deal with a trigger for a further two years, totaling $3.2 million.

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Grundy is thought to be the most likely to stay at the Magpies, but the club are said to be very willing to trade him if the right offer comes along.

“Brodie Grundy is football’s best kept secret right now. He’s five years away from a $1 million-a-season deal, and we know how good he was when he signed the deal.

“Clubs believe now, he’s very friendly when he’s being told.

They were very open and up front with Brody and his management who were still unsure. They are obviously waiting to see if any offers come. He’s obviously on a big pay packet, the South Australian offers were two years ago, from the Adelaide Football Club … they’re not there as we speak now, that’s not to say they’re not coming.

“I’m not saying Brodie Grundy won’t be at Collingwood next year. I actually think he’s probably more likely to stay, given the deal he’s got…and it’s his choice, he’s very happy with Victoria.

“It’s not the same fire sale that saw Adam Treloar and Jadin Stephenson and others leave Collingwood a couple of years ago, and we know what happened there with Nathan Buckley. But this is Collingwood trying to balance the salary cap and position itself well to win a flag in the next few years.

He added: “Collingwood says he’s going to sit here tonight, he’s a contracted player and we want him to stay.” But they are completely open to it and listen.

“And he knows that situation.”

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The Magpies are expected to be busy in the upcoming trade period.

Brisbane are confident of landing key forward Daniel McStine on a five-year, $3 million deal in free agency.

They are also one of several Victorian clubs interested in GWS midfielder Tim Taranto, and have shown interest in teammates Bobby Hill and Tanner Brown.

Besides loading up both De Goey and Grundy, it would open up the space needed to land at least two of the four.

Footy Classifieds host Craig Hutchison suggested the Magpies would have to pay Grundy’s salary of around $300,000 to welcome a trade from a rival club.

“They don’t do that,” McClure said. They do this with Adam Treloar.

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