Channel Ten AFL reporter Lachy Reid has revealed that Melbourne would have accepted pick six and a future second round pick in a deal to send Jesse Hogan to Fremantle.
The Dockers traded their first round selection – pick six – to Port Adelaide and a future third round pick in exchange for picks 11, 23, 30 and 49.
“What I’m told is that pick six and a future second rounder would have got the job done (for Jesse Hogan) before they gave it away to Port Adelaide,” Reid told NAB AFL Trade Radio.
“I am told that Melbourne would have taken that deal.”
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NAB AFL Trade Radio’s Sam McClure believes there could be another twist in the Hogan saga before the trade period closes next Wednesday night.
“This is embarrassing for the Fremantle Football Club this situation,” McClure said.
“I don’t think this is over, I’m not convinced that the Jesse Hogan scenario is over, I don’t think we’ve heard the last of it.
“I feel really sorry for Jesse Hogan in all of this.
“This is a kid who has played four seasons at the top level, he’s been courted by Fremantle almost since he was drafted, the one time that he is available, ready and Melbourne are ready to trade, Fremantle don’t come to the party, after parading him like he was already their player.
“As I said, I don’t think this is over, but I think this is a really poor moment for that football club.”