Star West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui has dominated himself out of being AFL trade bait, and he would like to see Melbourne large man Luke Jackson be part of him on the Eagles.
The Eagles have been urged to place up a few of their ageing stars for trade in a bid to fast-track what is anticipated to be a painful rebuild.
West Coast (2-12) are set to complete close to the foot of the desk this 12 months, and Naitanui will nearly definitely see out his glittering profession and not using a premiership except he jumps ship.
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However the out-of-contract 32-year-old would not wish to go anyplace, saying he’ll fortunately signal one-year offers at West Coast for the rest of his profession.
“There’s no value with older boys,” Naitanui quipped when requested in regards to the potential to turn out to be trade bait.
“That’s something the club will always have over me. They know I’m not going to leave home.
“I’m a Perth boy, and if I ever threaten to go away or go someplace, they’d most likely ship me again to Fiji.
“I don’t have some of the power that some of the Victorian boys have to say they can go home to those clubs.
“For me, West Coast have sorted myself and my household over my entire life. I half owe it to them to remain and be loyal to West Coast.
“If they extend (my contract), they extend it. If not, I’m happy they’ve given me so much.”
Demons premiership large man Jackson can also be out of contract this 12 months, and he has been linked with West Coast and Fremantle given he’s a West Australian.
The 20-year-old is favoured to re-sign with the Demons, however Naitanui would like to see him within the blue and gold.
“I spent a bit of time with him when he was here (in Perth),” Naitanui stated.
“I’d love to have him here at West Coast, I’m sure any team would love to have him.
“He acquired a flag earlier than I did. He does preserve involved with texts every so often.
“It’s been enjoyable watching him play his footy and thrive. Under Max Gawn he’s got a good tutor there as well.
“It is a powerful resolution for a younger man. It (Melbourne) is such a profitable membership. Wherever he decides to go, he’ll have an incredible profession.”
Naitanui made a successful return from a knee injury via the WAFL last week, and he will be unleashed in Sunday’s AFL clash with Richmond at the MCG.
The 2-time All-Australian, who final performed at AFL degree in spherical 4, says he’ll be able to play his regular minutes and he expects to be again to his greatest immediately.