Jason Winderlich is set to join Richmond despite announcing his retirement from Essendon earlier this year.
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Jason Winderlich is set to join Richmond next season, according to the Herald Sun.
The 29-year-old, who is not one of the 34 Essendon players issued with show-cause notices from ASADA, was set to retire at the end of 2014 but looks to have had a change of heart.
Winderlich’s career has been plagued by injuries, however the speedster produced career-best form last season as the Bombers reached the finals.
Richmond must trade to get Winderlich, or wait on the Bombers to release the player from his contract.
He joins Paddy Ryder on the outer at Essendon, with the ruckman seeking a trade to Port Adelaide.
His manager Marty Pask last week told AFL Trade Radio that Winderlich was unlikely to play for another AFL club, despite contrary reports.
“As it stands at the moment, he has retired,” Pask said.
“He is in the stages of assessing what his future looks like. We’re having those discussions with Essendon. There’s nothing else to suggest he’ll be playing anywhere else.”