Former Fremantle player Brady Grey is a strong chance to be running around in a West Coast jumper next season.
The Weekend West understands the Eagles’ newly formed WAFL team is the front-runner to secure the 23-year-old, who was cut by the Dockers in October after 21 appearances over five injury-ravaged seasons.
Perth are also in the hunt for Grey, who has attracted interest from several WAFL and VFL clubs after he was overlooked in last month’s national and rookie drafts.
Swan Districts and East Fremantle were told this week they were out of the race. West Coast will be limited to one $25,000-a-season player, two earning $500 a game and other payments capped at $350 a player per match under rules for their WAFL team.
Grey is expected to make the call on his future next week.
Subiaco are poised to announce the signing of Harry Marsh as early as today.
The reigning premiers beat several rivals, including South Fremantle and Marsh’s original club East Fremantle, for the de-listed Sydney defender’s signature.
After being cut by the Swans in October, Marsh attracted interest from West Coast as a potential mature-age recruit ahead of last month’s rookie draft but was overlooked in favour of Swan Districts forward Harry Edwards and ex-Collingwood defender Josh Smith.
The Margaret River product struggled for regular senior opportunities under Sydney coach John Longmire.
Former first-round draft pick Josh Simpson, who has spent the past two seasons in the Great Northern Football League, is eyeing another WAFL comeback.
The ex-Fremantle livewire, who last played in the State league for East Fremantle in 2016, is in discussions with Perth and Swan Districts.