St Kilda’s board has requested the Saints’ soccer division for extra data on Jordan De Goey earlier than consenting to an aggressive pursuit of Collingwood’s free agent star.
The Saints, whereas having expressed curiosity in De Goey, have but to formally rule on whether or not they are going to desk a proposal for the gifted however strife-prone midfielder/ahead, who’s weighing up his future past 2022.
The potential recruitment of De Goey was an agenda merchandise at a gathering of the St Kilda board final Thursday evening, when the board requested the membership govt to assemble extra detailed data on De Goey. The board wished to be happy that he was the appropriate match for the Saints, on and off the sector.
Sources conversant in St Kilda’s stance on De Goey mentioned the Saints’ board wished to ensure that the free agent fitted the “complete image” at Moorabbin, together with the workforce’s management and values.
Implicitly, sources mentioned the query was additionally being posed if De Goey may assist make the distinction in St Kilda profitable a premiership – a query that concerned an evaluation of the membership’s checklist in addition to De Goey’s abilities and character.
De Goey’s future is up within the air at Collingwood after a filmed incident at a Bali nightclub in June that went viral and prompted the Magpies to tug their contract provide of two years with a set off for an additional two years at greater than $800,000 a season.
Whereas the Bali footage of trying to tug apart a feminine buddy’s bikini prime introduced no formal penalties and the girl concerned defended De Goey on Instagram, Collingwood was nonetheless involved that the 26-year-old had discovered hassle and postpone any contract discussions till the season’s finish.
De Goey had been positioned on discover by the Magpies following his arrest final November in New York, which noticed him plead responsible to a lesser cost of harassment following an altercation at an evening spot. The membership had been pleased together with his perspective and type in 2022 after he was stood down for a interval within the wake of the New York arrest.
St Kilda coach Brett Ratten and chief working officer and soccer boss Simon Lethlean have beforehand confirmed they’re contemplating De Goey as a free company/commerce goal. Geelong additionally has proven curiosity in De Goey, however the Cats have their sights on Large Jacob Hopper, who’s contracted, and it’s unclear whether or not they can accommodate a couple of comparatively pricey recruit.