Geelong will demand at least a top 10 draft pick if they’re to entertain the possibility of trading star midfielder Tim Kelly.
Kelly has requested a trade to reigning premiers West Coast in order to return to his native state of Western Australia.
The 24-year-old still has another year to run on his current deal with the Cats, with the club demanding an “exceptional deal” if they’re to conduct a trade with the Eagles.
“His value’s increased enormously and it’s going to have to be an exceptional deal for us to even consider it,” Wells told NAB AFL Trade Radio.
“Definitely he’s worth a top-10 pick, I would’ve thought, and perhaps more.
“Our intention at the moment, unless we’re totally satisfied, is he will be playing for us in 2019.”
Kelly finished equal second in Geelong’s Best and Fairest after an outstanding debut season at AFL level.