Essendon’s star midfielder Zach Merrett has not requested a commerce from the Bombers, and the membership doesn’t anticipate him to request one within the coming commerce interval.
Membership sources confirmed yesterday that Merrett had not sought to be traded from Essendon, whereas sources conversant in Merrett’s outlook mentioned they didn’t assume he could be asking to hitch teammates Joe Daniher and Adam Saad in on the lookout for one other residence.
There was widespread hypothesis that the 2016 Essendon greatest and fairest was doubtlessly on the transfer, however a number of sources, at Essendon and elsewhere, anticipate he’ll stick with the membership in 2021.
Merrett, who had been pissed off with Essendon’s poor end to the season, is a restricted free agent subsequent 12 months and has vital leverage in his free agent 12 months, when he can have the chance to subject gives and signal a long-term deal.
Essendon, in any case, could be little likelihood to entertain a commerce within the occasion – extremely inconceivable within the membership’s view – that the 2017 All-Australian needed out this 12 months.