Dangerfield likes sound of Watts AFL move

Oct 6, 2017 - 5:12 AM Geelong have emerged as an suitor for Melbourne's Jack Watts, with Patrick Dangerfield saying the top AFL draft pick has enormous potential.

Watts wants to stay with the Demons, but they have encouraged him to pursue his options elsewhere.

Demons football manager Josh Mahoney went further earlier this week, saying the top pick in the 2008 draft had not performed to expectations.

The Cats have joined several clubs showing interest in the key position player.

Watts, 26, is said to have met on Friday with Geelong officials.

A day after winning his second-straight club best-and-fairest award, Dangerfield was enthusiastic about the prospect of having Watts as a teammate.

He said Watts' best football was as good as any AFL player.

"He's arguably one of the best finishers in the game. When he gets the ball inside 50, you basically back him to finish the goal," Dangerfield told AFL trade radio.

"It was interesting listening to a few comments from Melbourne-based personnel that, perhaps, he hasn't quite reached his potential.

"I think he has enormous potential to continue to get better and I have a strong belief that players play their best footy between 26 and 30.

"So someone like Jack certainly, I think, is appealing for quite a few clubs, not just Geelong."

Geelong will be busy in the trade period, with Gary Ablett wanting to return from Gold Coast.

They have shown an interest in Western Bulldogs utility Jake Stringer, but Essendon look to be his preferred club.

It also appears Steven Motlop and Daniel Menzel will leave the Cats.

Source: AAP

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