Sport Cats set to offer Menzel one-year AFL deal

23:22  16 april  2018
23:22  16 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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But coach Chris Scott says the forward would not be the first high-level player to make the most of a succession of one-year contracts.

Menzel has made a strong start to the season and kicked five goals in Sunday's win over St Kilda.

His AFL career was nearly ruined by a horror run of four knee reconstructions and he played no senior games from the 2011 qualifying final to round 22, 2015.

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Likewise Jordan Murdoch and George Horlin-Smith, who both have one year to run on three-year deals signed at the end of 2015. “Geelong should do the right thing,” Williams told SEN. The Cats are set to lose Lang, Dan Menzel and Steven Motlop in the upcoming trade period, while the

Geelong want Daniel Menzel to stay beyond this AFL season, saying his shock omission was After recovering from four knee reconstructions, Menzel has been on one - year contracts at Geelong and he now wants a longer deal . "It is more structure with the way we set up the forward line.

"The thing that Dan understands really clearly, and I've had this discussion with him again recently, he's just not a candidate for a long-term contract, given his injury history," Scott told AFL 360 on Fox Footy.

"No responsible club would do that and he understands that really well.

"It doesn't preclude you from playing good footy."

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Menzel , 26, has a one - year offer on the table from Geelong, but had been exploring the market for a longer offer . Click here to set up your subscription. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in the footer of AFL Trader emails.

Daniel Menzel has re-signed with Geelong on a one - year deal , meaning he will play on with the Cats in 2017. The AFL says Richmond will receive a second round compensation pick (currently No.26) based on Vickery's age and the contract offer .

There was strong speculation Menzel would leave after last season, as he and Geelong struggled to reach agreement on his contract.

Eventually, he signed a one-year agreement and Scott strongly refuted talk that the Cats were shopping Menzel around as a potential trade.

"Can I clear that up, because I've heard that quite a few times - we never, ever offered Dan Menzel as a trade," Scott said.

"He's an unrestricted free agent.

"It took a long time to get the deal done, so there was some possibility he might leave, but there wouldn't have been any compensation (for the club)."

Scott said he has to stop himself thinking "what if" in terms of Menzel's career, given the wretched injury luck the 26-year-old has overcome.

"We're thrilled for him,"' Scott said.

"I promised myself I wouldn't go back to that fantasy of what could have been, but it's hard."

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