A former AFL coach has floated the possibility of a massive move to Collingwood for Crows superstar Rory Sloane.
Terry Wallace, who has previously coached Western Bulldogs and Richmond, reckons the Pies are primed to lure Sloane back to Victoria.
Sloane grew up in Victoria and Wallace is intrigued by the fact that Collingwood have appointed Sloane's manager Ned Guy in their newly-created role as list and strategy manager.
“It’s just interesting that all of a sudden that Ned Guy, who managed Rory Sloane, who is 12 months away from becoming a free agent, is going to the Collingwood Football Club,” Wallace said on SEN.
“I just love conspiracy theories.
“You’d think that if Sloane was looking at a return to Melbourne then that return would be made more comfortable with people he knows rather than people he doesn’t know.
“The bloke who has managed him, looked after him and been the connection to his family the whole way through is now at Collingwood, then it has to count for something."
Wallace sees similarities to the role Stephen Silvagni played at Carlton when he helped lure six ex-GWS players to the Blues.
“We saw a lot of players who had a connection to Stephen Silvagni ended up at Carlton,” Wallace said.
Sloane's departure would be another huge blow for the Crows, who are set to lose Jake Lever and possibly Charlie Cameron.
Lever has requested a trade to the Demons, while reports have emerged that Cameron wants to go to Brisbane.
Footy Classified's Mitch Cleary says Cameron has asked the Crows to be traded.
“I believe the exit meeting of Charlie Cameron has happened & that he has told the Crows he wants to be a Lion,” Mitch told Trade Radio on Thursday afternoon.