Melbourne has launched an audacious bid to hijack Carlton's bid to lure talented midfielder Adam Cerra from Fremantle successful a Zoom presentation.
Cerra, the No.5 prime successful the 2017 draft, is understood to privation a determination backmost to Victoria to beryllium person to his household and Carlton has been wide touted arsenic the favourite to onshore his services.
According to a study from The Age, contempt having a preliminary last to hole for, a Demons contingent including elder manager Simon Goodwin, shot show brag Alan Richardson and database manager Tim Lamb recovered clip to transportation Cerra this week.
The reported added that Cerra was "said to beryllium highly impressed" with the presumption from the Demons brass.
However, contempt immoderate involvement from the 21-year-old, Melbourne could find a roadblock owed to not having the commercialized superior Carlton possesses to nonstop to Fremantle successful return.
It is understood that Melbourne could connection Cerra akin presumption to Carlton connected a declaration successful presumption of some the magnitude of the woody and the monetary figure.
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While the lure of premiership occurrence is greater astatine Melbourne, Carlton inactive remains the favourite owed to the commercialized superior it has astatine its disposal, centered astir its first-round prime successful this year's nationalist draught - presently slated to beryllium prime six.
The Age study besides adds that Fremantle would beryllium apt to inquire for WA autochthonal and AFL Rising Star victor Luke Jackson successful instrumentality for Cerra, with Melbourne not prepared to see the talented large antheral successful immoderate deal.
Jackson, the No.3 prime successful the 2019 draft, has enjoyed an outstanding 2nd play successful AFL, playing 22 games and kicking 15 goals this year.