GWS has already lost Will Setterfield this trade period, while Dylan Shiel and Rory Lobb are on the way out.
Now another Giant could be on the move, with Jonathon Patton linked to a potential departure from the club.
While the Giants aren’t actively shopping Patton around, their salary cap squeeze could mean they consider an offer if it was at the right price.
“What about Jon Patton? The noise just doesn’t stop about Jon Patton,” foxfooty.com.au senior reporter Tom Morris said on Fox Footy’s Trade Lowdown.
“A bit like Tom Scully last week.
“Jon Patton is a contracted player at the GWS Giants, he’s got another two years left.
“But I can tell you that a lot of clubs are thinking to themselves ‘gee he could be potentially gettable for the right price.’
“But what is the right price? He’s on $700-800,000 a year.
“I can’t see him leaving either but … I can understand the Giants are open to losing him with the right trade and the right price.”
Patton missed a sizeable chunk of the 2018 season after suffering the third ACL tear of his career.
Western Bulldogs great Brad Johnson said he wouldn’t “go near” recruiting Patton given his injury status.
“Wouldn’t go near him,” Johnson said on Trade Lowdown.
“Wouldn’t go near him. Not yet.
“He’s doing his recovery at the Giants.”
When asked whether he would consider giving up a third-round pick for Patton, Johnson was still reluctant.
“No, he’s coming off an ACL,” he said.
“Doesn’t matter, I wouldn’t go near him.”
Herald Sun AFL reporter Jon Ralph said he wouldn’t be surprised if Collingwood had a “sniff” at Patton.
“I reckon clubs will come hard for Patton,” he said on the Trade Lowdown.
“Potentially Collingwood might have a little sniff around even though he’s on big cap room.”