THERE was no talk of a trade in Dylan Shiel’s exit meeting — but there was when Jeremy Finlayson met with the Giants.
Plus Adelaide is eyeing a South Australian.
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GIANTS OPEN TO TRADING BACKMAN
Finlayson, who featured in the first nine games of the Giants’ 2018 campaign, signed a two-year extension with the club this season.
However Finlayson’s manager David Trotter said his client was told in his exit interview that Giants were “open to exploring options” come the AFL exchange period.
“This was unexpected but we will have a look around and if there is something there we will explore it, but if not Jeremy has got two years remaining on his contract and both he and the club are more than happy for him to stay,” Trotter told AFL Media.
“The club and Jeremy will work through things together before any decision is made.”
Finlayson has played 15 games for the Giants since being drafted out of the club’s academy in 2014.
The news comes with strong speculation Dylan Shiel and Rory Lobb could also leave the club.
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CROWS KEEPING TABS ON TIGER
Stengle was drafted as a rookie by the Tigers in the 2016 rookie draft but has managed just managed just two senior games in two seasons, with both coming in 2017.
AFL Media reported on Friday that the Crows are among a few clubs who have shown interest in Stengle, who’s kicked 33 VFL goals from 19 games.
The Tigers are reportedly keen to keep Stengle and offer him a two-year deal, but the small forward has put contract talks on hold.
Stengle has been kept out of the Tigers’ senior line-up by the likes of fellow small forwards Jason Castagna, Jack Higgins, Daniel Rioli and Dan Butler.
Stengle was drafted by the Tigers after a promising national carnival for South Australia in 2016.