Star Cat a fan of veteran Tiger in AFL

Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield says Richmond playmaker Brett Deledio would be a welcome addition to the Cats.

The Tigers veteran has been linked with a move to Geelong during the coming AFL trade period, with Richmond in need of early draft picks to rejuvenate Damien Hardwick’s underperforming side.

But Dangerfield will believe the mooted Deledio trade is the real deal when he sees it.

“He would look all right (playing for us) … but there’s so much speculation this time of year,” Dangerfield said on Tuesday.

“Players are going here, there and everywhere but it’s not until the trade window opens up that clubs and players have any control over that.

“We’ll have to wait and see.”

Deledio has dismissed speculation he is on the move from Punt Road as media noise and is keen to play out his career with the Tigers.

The AFL trade period begins on Monday, October 10, and ends on Thursday October 20.

The Cats’ bid for the 2016 AFL premiership ended with a disappointing preliminary final loss to Sydney, with Dangerfield and Joel Selwood the stand out players in Chris Scott’s side.

The star midfield duo had precious little support in the 37-point defeat but Dangerfield says Geelong already have the talent to win the club’s next premiership.

“It doesn’t get any easier (to win preliminary finals) … it’s certainly a tough competition,” he said.

“You’ve got to make the most of the opportunities you get, but I’m confident with the side that we have that we’re not that far away.”

Dangerfield spoke to reporters at a charity event organised by teammate Jimmy Bartel, who shaved his beard off to help promote his anti-domestic violence message.

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