Geelong big man Nathan Vardy is looking more and more likely to make his way out of the Cattery and assess his options for the 2017 season.
Vardy has suffered a number of injuries throughout his career, including a number of knee reconstructions which has held him back from playing consistent football, which in turn has seen the Cats recruit tall forwards Mitch Clark and ruckman Rhys Stanley and Zac Smith, while Shane Kersten has also cemented a spot in the senior team.
The 25 year old has played just the one game this season when he was a late inclusion for Stanley earlier in the season, but has managed to string nine games together in the VFL, the most he has played in a season for quite some time.
The forward/ruck attracted interest from the Bombers last season, but rejected their offer as he wanted to continue to push for a chance in the Geelong forward line.
The Herald Sun is reporting that the Western Bulldogs, GWS Giants and the Brisbane Lions are all interested in luring the disgruntled Cat next season.