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Monday, October 15, 2018

AFL trades 2018: Cats urged to ask about Luke Shuey, Dom Sheed in Tim Kelly deal

Essendon legend Matthew Lloyd has urged Geelong to bring West Coast stars Luke Shuey and Dom Sheed into the trade discussion as negotiations over homesick midfielder Tim Kelly continue.
The Eagles and Cats are yet to reach an agreement over Kelly, who wants to return to WA for family reasons but is contracted for next year.
West Coast currently hold picks 20 and 22 at next month’s national draft and have ruled out using last year’s No.13 selection Jarrod Brander, a Geelong Grammar product, in the Kelly deal.
Eagles football boss Craig Vozzo on Sunday said the Cats were yet to indicate an asking price for the 24-year-old South Fremantle product.
Speaking on Trade Radio on Monday morning, Lloyd said the two parties needed to get creative at the trade table and urged Geelong to be bold.
However, the Australian Football Hall of Fame member stopped short of tipping the Eagles would be willing to part with their big-name premiership stars.
“I just wonder, is there a player on the West Coast Eagles’ list that Geelong like, who they think can come in and have an impact like Tim Kelly had,” Lloyd said.
“Just look at it. Shuey and these guys, Dom Sheed. Ask the question of some of the prime midfielders of the West Coast Eagles and see what happens.
“How desperate are they for Tim Kelly? It could get to that point in time.”
There is no suggestion either Shuey or Sheed has expressed a desire to leave West Coast after both played key roles in last month’s grand final win over Collingwood.
Norm Smith Medal winner Shuey last year signed a huge contract extension tying him to the club until the end of 2022
Sheed, who kicked the match-winning goal against the Magpies, also signed an extension last year. His contract runs until the end of 2019.
Geelong Falcons product Jackson Nelson has also been discussed in the media as possible trade bait for the Cats after managing just 10 AFL games with West Coast this year.
Kelly finished equal second in Geelong’s best-and-fairest this year and finishing runner-up in the Sandover Medal last season.
He is eager to get back to WA but has indicated he would rather spend one more year with the Cats than move to Fremantle.