Giants reveal compensation hopes for departing duo

12 October 2020 17:48:15 GMTPlus11

GWS say they hope to be compensated with first and second-round picks for Zac Williams and Aidan Corr, but that scenario is far from certain.

Both players are free agents with Williams poised to make a switch to Carlton, while Corr is on his way to North Melbourne, and the Giants are weighing up their options.

Rather than match offers put to the players and force trades, GWS will take the compensation on offer from the AFL and want pick nine for Williams and 29 for Corr.

Giants recruiting manager Adrian Caruso says they will see how the situation plays out, but believes picks nine and 29 would be fair compensation.

"From our point of view there's no guarantees for us knowing what we're going to get. The AFL is not going to come out and tell us now and the speculation around the money that's been bandied around probably gives us an indication," Caruso told
AFL.com.au's Road to the Draft podcast.

"The indication would be hopefully we get a first-rounder and a second-rounder for Zac and Aidan but it doesn't really change our strategy right now. It's neither here nor there in our calculations as a recruiting team because whatever the compensation is, it is.

"You'd obviously love higher picks than lower picks but right now we're probably not speculating too much on what it's going to be."

Meanwhile Caruso also confirmed that talks are on-going with Jeremy Cameron, Jye Caldwell and Xavier O'Halloran, who are out of contract and weighing up their futures.

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