Wantaway Collingwood forward Ollie Henry is prepared to enter the draft if he is not traded to Geelong this trade period, reports AFL Media Josh Gabelich.
With the trade deadline just 24 hours away and Collingwood unwilling to accept Geelong’s offer of pick 25 for the former first-round pick, Henry’s future remains in limbo.
While Collingwood list boss Graham Wright hoped the Magpies would keep Henry if no deal was struckGabelich says the 20-year-old isn’t willing to return to the AIA center if a trade doesn’t go through.
Henry, a Geelong native, is desperate to get to the Cattery to play with older brother Jack, but Wright told AFL Trade Radio that a trade looks “unlikely” unless Geelong up their offer.
The Cats currently hold pick No.7 in this year’s draft and have their future first-round pick, but have yet to meet the Magpies’ demand for an early pick in exchange for the forward.
Henry kicked 21 goals from 15 games in 2022 and was taken with pick No. 17 in the 2020 draft.