Will “underrated” Giant prove to be a bargain for North Melbourne?

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North Melbourne made a late splash on deadline day of the trade period, adding fringe GWS midfielder Aiden Bonar.

Bonar, a former first-round selection, joined the Kangaroos to seek greater opportunities at AFL level having played six games in two years at the Giants.

Giving up just a future third-round pick for the 20-year-old, Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy believes North have got themselves a bargain.

“He (Bonar) was a first-rounder some years ago,” Healy told Sportsday.

“I thought those who marked North Melbourne down simply for missing out on somebody but not throwing away a draft pick on potentially somebody else, have underrated how good this kid Bonar could be.

“I’ve seen him play some pretty good football for the Giants and I think the
Kangaroos have picked him up basically for bugger all … and have got themselves another young kid to bolster that midfield.”

Bonar, who was taken with pick No.11 in the 2017 draft, played just two senior games last year.

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