The departing Greater Western Sydney tough small forward Devon Smith is being targeted by a plethora of Club sides. St. Kilda is the latest to join the pursuit of the forward’s signature after Collingwood, Carlton, and Essendon had signaled their interest in his signing. Smith was drafted from the small town of Lara to the GIANTS with Pick 14 in the NAB AFL Draft in 2011.
Smith has established a line of communication with all four clubs interested in him, his current manager Ned Guy who has recently been appointed as Collinwood’s list manager, will hand over Devon Smith to a new management, Alex McDonald of McDonald sports is top in line to handle Smith’s management.
Devon Smith is currently assessing those clubs who have indicated their interest in him, Greater Western Sydney will be satisfied in a trade by the team Smith finally chooses.
Unfazed By Injury Troubles
Devon Smith suffered a Knee Injury and was out for 12 weeks following a torn Meniscus in training in May, but Carlton appears unfazed by his injury troubles as they are considered to be in pole position for his signature after meeting him on Thursday.
Interest from Geelong for Smith who was a former Geelong Falcon appears to have waned, as they look to other players, this move was spear-headed by Jake Stringer and Gary Ablett.
Devon Smith has shown his interest in an expanded midfield role next season and Carlton is more than interested in Devon Smith’s goal kicking ability.
Carlton already possesses pick No 3 in this year’s draft but could be further bolstered by Adelaide’s No. 16 or 17 first-round pick, if Carlton’s midfielder Bryce Gibbs eventually leaves for the Crows.