EAGLES MOVE CLOSER TO SECURING DEMON
West Coast has ramped up its bid for Demons speedster Jayden Hunt, reports 9 News Perth.
Hunt, who played 20 games in 2021 but missed out on the club’s premiership win after an a late-season ankle injury, made another 20 senior appearances this year.
AFL Media reported last week the Eagles had shown interest in Hunt.
9 News Perth reported on Tuesday night that Eagles coach Adam Simpson had met Hunt, who’s an unrestricted free agent, meaning he’d cost nothing for a rival club to pick up.
Hunt remains unsigned at Melbourne despite a strong 2022 campaign for the club.
The 27-year-old, if he headed west, would add much needed speed to a West Coast list that has come under fire this year for its lack of fitness.
“They’ve had two years of being the most unfit team I’ve seen for a long, long while,” former recruiter Matt Rendell told AFL Trade Radio.
The free agency window opens on Friday.