Jordan Clark of the Geelong Cats made a phone call with list guru Stephen Wells as he tried to land in Fremantle

Through Zachary Gates and Marc Churches

UpdateGeelong List Manager Stephen Wells has denied reports he had a heated exchange with departing young star Jordan Clark.

Clark was traded to Fremantle late in the last day of today’s AFL trade period.

The 20-year-old was traded with a future fourth-round selection at the Dockers, with Geelong receiving the No.22 pick and a future third-round selection (tied with Carlton).

Before the exchange took place, SEN’s Sam Edmund reported that Clark’s desperate attempt to be traded to Fremantle led to an explosive phone conversation, which saw Geelong’s speedster abruptly hang up when he spoke. to the manager of the list of chats.

The manager of the Geelong list denied that this was the case.

“It didn’t happen,” Wells told AFL Trade Radio.

“Jordan and I had a conversation, but there was nothing tense about it, it wasn’t passionate. It’s not quite the truth.

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“He would have been very happy to come back, we would have liked Jordan to be back here.

“But when a player asks to go – and in particular this is the second year in a row he’s asked him to go, we have been very respectful of that.

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“We wouldn’t have let him go on any old deal. It was a good deal that we think reflects the value we place on Jordan.”

Edmund claimed earlier that Clark was not very happy with the idea of ​​being able to stay with cats despite the swap request.

“Over the past few days, Jordan Clark and Geelong List Manager Stephen Wells have had a heated phone conversation in which Jordan Clark told Stephens in no uncertain terms, ‘I want this deal done … I’m not coming back, I’m desperate to get to Fremantle, please make this deal come true, ”Edmund said.

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“To which Stephen Wells replied …” If we can find an agreement that works for both parties, we will orchestrate a trade. If we can’t, then you are under contract here and you will come back to Geelong ”.

“I was told that shortly thereafter Jordan Clark hung up on Stephen Wells.”

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Clark has only played 32 senior games since arriving at Geelong via the 15 pick in the 2018 national draft.

He only managed 11 AFL games in 2021.

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