The Western Bulldogs are believed to have made an offer for GWS tall forward Jonathan Patton.
AFL club Western Bulldogs have made a play at the Greater Western Sydney Giants’ Jonathan Patton as the club searches for a solution to its forward line issues.
It is believed the Bulldogs have offered the 21-year-old a lucrative five-year $5 million deal in an attempt to lure the tall forward away from the Giants.
The highly-rated youngster has been on the Bulldogs’ radar since last year and if there move were to eventuate, the 197cm player would add another dimension to Brendan McCartney’s front six.
The former no.1 draft pick has been starved of football over the past three seasons due to persistent knee injuries, though he has managed 17 games in 2014, kicking 23 goals.
Already boasting a forward line full of young talent, the Giants may be tempted to trade Patton to the Bulldogs for a first-round draft pick.
There is no doubt Patton has a huge future ahead of him – provided he overcomes his knee issues – and it looks as though the Bulldogs may capture the key forward they have been crying out for.