GWS small forward Bobby Hill has requested a trade from Collingwood, AFL Media’s Cal Twomey reports.
The 22-year-old requested a trade from Essendon last year for family reasons, but the deal fell apart in the latter stages of the swap deal.
He is now set to travel to Victoria, but on the other side of the Anzac Day rivalry, with the Magpies long first to secure his services.
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GWS will seek a second-round pick in exchange for Hill, according to the report. Collingwood doesn’t have a second-round pick — they have pick 16, then 42, 47 and 48 in the third round — but could take care of their future second.
Hill was the 24th pick in the 2018 National Draft and has scored 34 goals in 41 games since debuting in his first season in the AFL.
He featured in the 2019 preliminary final win over Collingwood but was a bad luck story as he missed selection for the grand final.
He then beat testicular cancer in 2022 which required surgery in early June. He returned to practice at the end of the year and returned for the Giants’ final VFL game of the season.
Hill is expected to be joined by Billy Frampton and Dan McStay in making moves to the Magpies this offseason.