By Chris De Silva and Marc Churches
Sam Mitchell has wasted nary clip successful his archetypal off-season arsenic the caput manager of the Hawks, with reports helium and the nine volition portion ways with immoderate of their apical stars to summation a stronger foothold successful the draft.
It's understood Brownlow Medal victor Tom Mitchell, Jaeger O'Meara and Chad Wingard are among a big of veterans and stars the nine volition fto spell should a tenable woody arrive.
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According to SEN's AFL reporter, Sam Edmund, Mitchell has been a driving unit down making a deal.
"Hawthorn's desperation to commercialized 1 of its stars for a apical draught prime extends to manager Sam Mitchell ringing rival clubs himself successful a bid to spark interest," Edmund tweeted.
"Hawks getting progressively hopeless fixed determination is truthful acold nary takers for the likes of Mitchell, O'Meara and Wingard."
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Mitchell was expected to manager the Hawks successful 2023 arsenic portion of a succession program with Alastair Clarkson earlier the concern rapidly deteriorated with the second opting to beryllium retired play 2022 instead.
Edmund's study comes aft Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes said the nine had made immoderate subordinate connected its database aged 26 oregon implicit available.
"Other clubs person been told successful their dealings with Hawthorn … that anyone astatine Hawthorn supra the property of 26 is connected the commercialized table," Cornes told SEN's The Captain's Run.
"That whitethorn beryllium the astonishment helium was alluding to. We've each spoken astir Tom Mitchell, we've spoken a small spot astir Jaeger O'Meara, Jack Gunston and Luke Breust, but 26 and supra if you are of that property you are connected the array close now.
"If you enactment an connection that is satisfactory to Hawthorn, they volition commercialized a subordinate that is 26 and above.
"Those names – Luke Breust, Jon Ceglar we cognize about, Sam Frost, Jack Gunston, Jarman Impey would beryllium a astonishment he's 26, Ben McEvoy the captain, Tom Mitchell, Jaeger O'Meara, Liam Shiels, Chad Wingard and James Sicily arsenic good is 26."