Greater Western Sydney and Geelong are still at loggerheads over star forward Jeremy Cameron despite the Cats putting a significant trade offer on the table.
Geelong - who hold picks 13, 15 and 20 in the first round of next month's national draft - have offered up two of those selections.
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It is almost double the compensation GWS would have received from the AFL if they had not matched the Cats' bid for restricted free agent Cameron.
The Cats have indicated they would get a second-round pick back as part of the deal, in line with similar trades for midfielders Dylan Shiel and Adam Treloar in recent years.
The 27-year-old key forward's manager Alex McDonald confirmed Geelong's latest offer on Monday.
Who would find it hardest to remain at their current club - Jeremy Cameron, Adam Saad, Josh Dunkley or Adam Treloar. pic.twitter.com/LiWrB0CWIw
— AFL Nation (@AFLNation) November 9, 2020
"I know it's a respectful offer that they've put forward and it's good that both clubs now are talking and communicating," McDonald told SEN.
"Both are good operators so fingers crossed everything gets done sooner rather than later."
GWS have rejected the offer according to a report from the Herald Sun, however, which states that the Giants want Geelong to add a player or a third first-round pick to the deal.
The report describes Geelong's offer as "fair" and "generous", with the current standoff leaving AFL fans divided.
Cats’ generous offer is in for Jeremy Cameron. Would be a terrific return for the Giants and gets Geelong their man. Strong plays from both clubs. Win-win.https://t.co/M0agOvDv9Z
— Jay Clark (@ClarkyHeraldSun) November 9, 2020
Media seem to be wanting to claim the Geelong offer as generous by labelling it as "TWO FIRSTS!". It's picks 15+20, picks that will likely pushed out even further. Not a generous offer. Up to Geelong to try and obtain a better pick than what GWS wouldve got as compo.
— Breaking Lines | Vamsee (@LineBreakerAFL) November 9, 2020
Generous????!!!! Why are the media cheerleaders for Geelong?
— John Looby (@john_looby) November 9, 2020
LISTEN | "They're kidding themselves if they don't do that."
Matt Rendell says GWS must accept Geelong's offer for Jeremy Cameron
— Dwayne's World (@DwaynesWorldSEN) November 9, 2020
Losing Cameron makes GWS significantly weaker and gaining Cameron makes Geelong significantly stronger next season. If I was GWS, I’d demand Ratagolea and a top 10 pick. That would be a little more palatable. Late first round draft picks don’t cut it.
— Doctor Blue (@DoctorOfBlues) November 9, 2020
Problem is no cats player is willing to go there or be involved in the trade. Can’t force players to go.
— Frank Parrotta (@frankparrotta81) November 9, 2020
Reckon it’s best Geelong walk way from this one. Keep our 3 1st rounders and the $1M in salary cap space and get him for nothing next year or the year after.
— Marshall (@Marshal94767317) November 9, 2020
How was two first rounders a ‘big offer’
Seriously if the Cats offered all three from this year then it’s getting closer. No way two gets it done.
— Dave Jansen (@DaveTortoise069) November 9, 2020
— Joel Higgins (@JoelHig88439979) November 9, 2020
Chance Cameron could stay at GWS
Cameron is a nine-time winner of the Giants' leading goal kicker award and has booted 427 majors in 171 games for the club since his debut in 2012.
But McDonald said there is no chance his client will stay at GWS next season.
Instead, Cameron would be prepared to try his luck in the pre-season draft to get to Geelong if a trade deal could not be struck.
"We're very confident it won't get to that," McDonald said.
"You'd hope that with the goodwill between (GWS list manager) Jason McCartney and (Geelong counterpart) Stephen Wells that they'd be able to broker a deal that satisfies all the parties.
"I don't think any club would want to leave a trade period - after a player's elected to move on - with nothing to show for it.
"I'm hoping on that basis that all clubs approach it the right way and get something done that's fair for everyone."
GWS are also in discussions over young players Jye Caldwell and Jackson Hately, who have indicated their desires to move to Essendon and Adelaide respectively.
The Bombers are the busiest club in this year's trade period, with a host of deals yet to be confirmed before Thursday night's deadline.
Essendon have some interest in Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs), Peter Wright (Gold Coast) and Tom McDonald (Melbourne) while Orazio Fantasia and Adam Saad are keen to leave the Bombers.
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