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Sport Cats star Kelly requests trade to Eagles

13:05  02 october  2019
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West Coast could soon face a trade logistical nightmare to acquire the services of arguably the AFL’s most in-form player as Geelong remains confident Tim Kelly will continue his career with the Cats beyond this season. The AFL’s most in-form player could soon request a trade to West Coast again.

Geelong has said that star midfielder Tim Kelly is highly likely to remain with the club despite confirmation that he has requested a trade back to Western Australia. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the Cats confirmed Kelly 's request to be dealt to his home state, but did not commit

Tim Kelly of the Cats celebrates a goal.© Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images Tim Kelly of the Cats celebrates a goal. Geelong star Tim Kelly has once again declared that he wants to continue his AFL career with West Coast, the prolific midfielder asking the Cats to get a deal done during the upcoming trade period.

Kelly, who's trade request at the end of last season was denied by Geelong, finished fifth in this year's Brownlow Medal count following a stellar campaign that saw him earn All-Australian honours.

The 25-year-old has played in all 48 AFL games for the Cats over the past two seasons, averaging 24 possessions and one goal per match, but is keen to take his young family back to his native Western Australia.

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Tim Kelly has requested a trade to West Coast. Credit:AAP. However with three young children The Cats were originally adamant they would not trade Kelly but their stance softened after the Geelong said in a statement on Friday that they would listen to what the Eagles and the Dockers "are prepared

GEELONG revelation Tim Kelly has officially requested a trade from the Cats . The 24-year-old mature age recruit finished second in the Cats ’ best and EAGLES premiership winner Scott Lycett has reportedly completed a move to Port Adelaide on a five-year deal. The star tall reportedly passed his

Fremantle have vowed to do their best to lure Kelly, but Geelong confirmed the Eagles remain his desired destination.

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Kelly requested a trade to West Coast at the end of last season, refusing to entertain a move to Fremantle. It is not yet clear if the star midfielder will consider the Dockers as an option for 2020 and beyond. Football manager Peter Bell said the Dockers expected an indication from Kelly and his

The Cats are hopeful they will land Jack Steven during trade period. Credit:AAP. and will be mainly seeking selections when midfield star Tim Kelly requests a trade home to Western Australia, as and they had held very preliminary talks with Eagles and Dockers officials to see what might be on offer.

"Tim Kelly has asked that the club trade him to Western Australia, with his preference being to play with the West Coast Eagles," a club statement read.

"Tim is out of contract but is not a free agent. The club will explore all options in regard to Tim's request."

The Eagles baulked at Geelong's asking price in 2018, understood to be two first-round draft picks, and it will only have become steeper on the back of Kelly's heroics this season.

The Cats picked him out of the WAFL as a 23-year-old in the second round (No.24) of the 2017 draft.

A repeat of last year's protracted negotiations would hold up other deals in the trade period, which starts on Monday, where Essendon's Orazio Fantasia could be on the move.

Port Adelaide confirmed their interest in speaking to Fantasia should the South Australian forward seek a trade back his home state.

The 24-year-old is contracted to the Bombers until the end of 2021, but speculation that he is leaning towards switching clubs continues.

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  Geelong midfielder Tim Kelly could be headed for West Coast as AFL trade gets underway Managers from the nation's 18 AFL clubs have 10 days to land the deals they believe will propel their side to the next level as the trade period gets underway in Melbourne — and star midfielder Tim Kelly is right in the mix for the West Coast Eagles.Football managers and list managers from the competition's 18 clubs have 10 days to land the deals, as well as extract the best possible price from competitors for players leaving for supposedly greener pastures (think Fremantle and Brad Hill).

AFL trade whisper has Geelong Cats Tim Kelly close to decision on moving to West Coast Eagles . Geelong however responded to Kelly 's request , suggesting they may well hold him to his contract for 2019. "Tim is under contract to the Cats for the 2019 season, and it is highly likely he will remain with

Ablett also requested a trade back home at the end of the 2016 AFL season, but the Suns and Cats were unable to reach a deal. The Cats also have limited draft picks available to trade to the Suns. Footy commentators have previously declared the Cats will struggle to do a deal for Ablett because

"I can certainly tell you that when a young South Australian player wants to come home at any point that we've got an interest," Power football boss Chris Davies told AFL Trade Radio.

"But I think there's a fair bit to play out with Orazio yet."

Port's ruck stocks will be diminished at the trade period, with Paddy Ryder keen to join St Kilda and Billy Frampton linked with a cross-town move to the Crows.

Small forward Sam Gray is also assessing interest from other clubs, but Davies doesn't see contracted pair Sam Powell-Pepper or Dougal Howard leaving despite speculation to the contrary.

Davies shut down talk of contracted co-captain Ollie Wines seeking a go-home trade to Victoria.

In free agency news, two-time Richmond premiership winger Brandon Ellis is set to join Gold Coast.

After 176 games in eight seasons at Punt Road, Ellis is expected to sign a lucrative long-term deal with the Suns when the free agency window opens on Friday.

The 26-year-old is a restricted free agent, but it appears the club won't exercise its right to match any rival offer.

Tears of joy as Tim Kelly joins AFL Eagles .
Tim Kelly loved his time at Geelong, but said his family situation meant he needed to move back to Perth to be closer to a support network.AFL star Tim Kelly says his partner Caitlin cried tears of joy after his trade to West Coast finally went through - 12 months after it fell flat the first time.

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