“Staggering” that recently re-signed Finlayson could be traded: Harvey

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AFL games record holder Brent Harvey finds it “staggering” that GWS defender Jeremy Finlayson could be traded just weeks after signing a contract extension.

Finlayson inked a two-year deal back in June, tying him to the Giants until the end of 2020.

A report has emerged stating that the 22-year-old’s management has met with North about a potential trade.


“I just find it staggering how you can sign eight weeks ago and then ask for a trade,” Harvey told NAB AFL Trade Radio.

“I don’t understand it.

“What’s changed in that eight weeks?”

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North great Harvey says the potential arrival of Finlayson would address a key weakness in the Roos’ defence.

“I think North Melbourne lack a little bit of ball use out of the backline,” he added.

“Robbie Tarrant, Scott Thompson, Majak Daw, Marley Williams – they aren’t known for their kicking.

“Scotty Thompson would have one more year I’m tipping, I hope he has another three, I think he’s a fantastic player and a person.

“Finlayson would slot in straight there.”

Finlayson has played 15 games for the Giants, with 14 of them coming in 2018.