NAB AFL Trade Radio’s Damian Barrett believes the Crows cannot afford to play hardball with Mitch McGovern.
McGovern has already told Adelaide he wants out of the club and Barrett doesn’t believe they have the leverage to ask for much more than an end of first round pick.
“They need to be careful, the Crows, on this. Back end first round, but more early second round (is what he’s worth),” Barrett told the NAB AFL Trade Radio podcast.
“A player who hasn’t played 50 games of footy, they dropped him twice this year, he doesn’t want to be there.
“He’s got a story to tell still about what happened to him during the past 12 months. They’ve got to take what they get and it’s nowhere near what they are asking for.”
AFL Hall of Famer Terry Wallace agreed saying the Blues – or anyone trading for him – should pay for what he’s shown – not on potential.
“He hasn’t been consistent enough in the game,” Wallace said.
“Potential is a wonderful word. But are you paying for potential or are you paying for performance?
“If there are those little underlying factors this time around, I think you are paying for performance.”
LISTEN TO THE FULL NAB AFL TRADE RADIO PODCAST WITH BARRETT AND WALLACE HERE