AFL 3 years ago

Freeman leaves Pies, wants fresh start with Saints

  • Freeman leaves Pies, wants fresh start with Saints

Former top ten draft pick Nathan Freeman has told Collingwood that he wishes to quit the club.

Freeman, who has yet to debut in the AFL, told coach Nathan Buckley of his intentions on Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, the 20-year old midfielder's ideal destination is St Kilda.

St Kilda has already held discussions with Freeman's manager, Paul Connors, regarding his future.

It is believed that Collingwood's offers to retain Freeman were not as attractive as the ones put forward by the Saints.

North Melbourne has also shown interest in Freeman but it is more than likely that St Kilda will secure his services.

Trade negotiations between St Kilda and Collingwood will become difficult, as Freeman's skills will be weighed up against the serious injuries he has suffered in his short career.

Freeman has injured his hamstring twice since being drafted by Collingwood and underwent successful surgery earlier this year.

St Kilda and Collingwood would have to undergo negotiations during the trade period, which commences on October 12.

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