Richmond’s second all-time leading goal kicker Matthew Richardson has encouraged key Fremantle forward Jesse Hogan to look elsewhere to reignite his AFL career.
Hogan managed just 18 goals in 19 games since joining Freo from Melbourne at the end of the 2018 season and is reportedly being shopped around by the Dockers despite one season remaining on his contract.
The Tigers great enjoyed a consistent, 17-year career and 800 goals and believes despite Hogan’s tough run of injuries and struggles integrating at the Dockers, there’ll still be plenty of suitors trying to sign the forward this trade period.
“I think he’ll be somewhere else,” Richardson told the Hard Ball Gets AFL Show, “I just feel it hasn’t quite worked and it sounds like they’re happy ro shop him around and they’ll be some takers there.
“I know there’s been some issues for Jesse and alike some injuries but he’s still young, a key forward and shown he can kick 50 goals.
“If he can get the right environment for him and get him up and running he can still be a real weapon so I think there’ll be plenty of interest and it sounds like Freo are happy for him to go.”
Hogan was brought to the Dockers to potentially help boost their the side’s scoring under Ross Lyon but struggled to make an impact in Purple.
The WA product arrived at the club with a serious foot injury (navicular), which was later re-injured. Hogan was also supported through a battle with his mental health over two years back in Western Australia.
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