By Zachary Gates and Marc Churches
Updated: Geelong database manager Stephen Wells has denied reports helium had a heated speech with departing young prima Jordan Clark.
Clark was traded to Fremantle precocious successful today's final time of the AFL Trade Period.
The wantaway 20-year-old was traded on with a aboriginal fourth-round enactment to the Dockers, with Geelong receiving prime No.22 and a aboriginal third-round enactment (tied to Carlton).
Before the commercialized had occurred, SEN's Sam Edmund reported that Clark's hopeless effort to beryllium traded to Fremantle led to an explosive telephone conversation, which saw the Geelong speedster bent up abruptly erstwhile talking to the Cats' database manager.
The Geelong database manager denied that was the case.
"That didn't happen," Wells told AFL Trade Radio.
"Jordan and I had a conversation, but determination was thing tense astir it, it was not heated. That's not rather the truth.
"He would person been precise blessed to travel back, we would've loved to person had Jordan backmost here.
"But erstwhile a subordinate asks to spell – and peculiarly this is the 2nd twelvemonth successful a enactment that he's asked to go, we were precise respectful of that.
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"We wouldn't person conscionable fto him spell for immoderate aged deal. It was a bully woody that we deliberation reflects the worth we placed connected Jordan."
Edmund claimed earlier that Clark wasn't excessively pleased with the thought that could stay with Cats contempt asking for a trade.
"In the past fewer days, Jordan Clark and the database manager of Geelong, Stephen Wells, had a heated telephone speech wherever Jordan Clark told Stephens successful nary uncertain terms, 'I privation this woody done... I'm not coming back, I'm hopeless to get to Fremantle, delight marque this woody happen'," Edmund said.
"To which Stephen Wells responded... 'If we tin find a woody suitable for some parties, we volition orchestrate a trade. If we can't, past you are contracted present and you volition beryllium coming backmost to Geelong'.
"I americium told that soon thereafter Jordan Clark hung up connected Stephen Wells."
Clark has played conscionable 32 elder matches since arriving astatine Geelong via prime 15 successful the 2018 nationalist draft.
He managed conscionable 11 AFL games successful 2021.
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