Brownlow Medalist Gerard Healy says Collingwood would be “crazy” to let Jordan De Goey go on the back of strong recent form.
Coming back from injury, De Goey has averaged 24 disposals and two marks in the last fortnight and was one of his side’s best players in Friday night’s win over Melbourne.
The 26-year-old free agent has constantly been linked to the likes of Geelong and St Kilda, but Healy urged the Pies to re-sign De Goey ahead of what’s expected to busy a busy trade and free agency period across the competition.
“It would be a big call to get rid of (Jordan) De Goey,” he said on sports day.
“He looks happy and is playing fantastically well, it would be a big call for him to go even for extra money as he knows his surroundings. If you go to a new club, it’s a challenge.
“I think Collingwood would be crazy letting him go.
“His form has been pretty fair and he was excellent on the weekend, Collingwood is in premiership contention and they’ll be in it next year unless something goes wrong.”
De Goey was given eight coaches votes for his effort last Friday night and looms as a key player for the Pies as they look to lock in a top four birth in the coming weeks.
Collingwood will take on Sydney at the SCG on Sunday in one of the biggest matches left in the home and away season.