The season’s biggest unsolved mystery in the AFL has been solved: Melbourne star Luke Jackson has asked to be traded to his native Western Australia.
The Demons said in a statement that they will now cooperate with Fremantle and West Coast to “arrange an acceptable trade.”
Jackson told Melbourne at his exit interview on Tuesday that he wants a trade back home, ideally ending up at the Dockers, according to 6PR Football analyst Brad Hardie, who spoke with Simon Beaumont on Mornings.
I believe Fremantle is his aim; now Melbourne must be satisfied by Fremantle working very hard, the man stated.
The connections between Jackson and the Dockers have been solid for months, despite the Eagles’ strong position in the race.
Fremantle is rumoured to have extended an offer to the young premiership star for a contract that could last up to seven years and pay up to $900,000 per season, which is significantly more than the Demons are willing to spend.