Hawks ready for AFL trading window


Speculation about the futures of some players are building in the lead up to the AFL player trading period.

Grand final winners Hawthorn appear likely to receive their top pick.

Nick Kelly reports.

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With back to back premierships in their keeping Hawthorn is chasing another win.

They’re front runners to secure high profile Demons’ player James Frawley if he becomes a free agent, as expected.

Jordan Lewis, Hawthorn Vice-captain: “He’s obviously a player who’s out there on the market. Whether Graham Wright and our recruiting staff see he’s a right fit for our club, it’s a decision they’ll make in the near future.”

Hawks full-back Brian Lake has confirmed his intention to stay with Premiers.

Brian Lake, Hawthorn Full-back: “I like to be greedy and I’ve got two premierships here and I wouldn’t mind a third so yeah I’m pretty keen to stay on.”

Meanwhile the Brisbane Lions are reportedly set to offer up to $3.5 million over five years for Collingwood star Dayne Beams.

And Sydney Swans star Nick Malceski has been linked to a move to the Gold Coast.

The official trading window opens on Friday.

Nick Kelly, QUT News.