Liam Jones is angling for a move to Carlton after being dropped from the Bulldogs’ forward line.
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Western Bulldogs key forward Liam Jones is set to replace the outgoing Jarrad Waite at Carlton, months after being dropped from the Bulldogs’ struggling forward line.
After five seasons at the club, the 23-year-old has told Dogs officials he wants a move to Visy Park.
Carlton see the 197cm goalkicker as the answer to its forward line headaches, and Jones’ manager Shane Casley says he is currently speaking to the Bulldogs to push through a deal.
“It’s certainly the club we’ve nominated and would like to get there,” Casley told SEN Radio.
“But until a deal is done it’s never done is it?”
Casley said Jones was growing frustrated with his lack of senior football at the Western Bulldogs.
“It’s fair to say Liam’s been a bit frustrated this year with a lack of opportunity in the last couple of months,” he said.
“At the end of the day like most guys he wants to play senior football.”
Casley said that despite speaking to other clubs, Carlton remained the best option for Jones.
“We’ve met with Carlton,” he said.
“There was several clubs we’ve spoken to, but Carlton was the best fit for Liam.”