Carlton key player is set to depart as agent provides shocking update

Carlton forward is expected to go as agent shares updates on star Bulldogs pair

For the majority of the year, Carlton’s Zac Fisher has been linked with a move. After being selected seldom by the Blues, the 25-year-old could be on his way to a squad that will give him more stability at the senior level.

Fisher has averaged 17 disposals per game while playing in a midfield-forward position throughout his career. Fisher appeared in every game in 2022, but only 12 in 2023. Despite his team’s long run in the finals, the York-born Fisher did not appear in any of the three games.

Fisher averaged 29 disposals in seven VFL outings. In a Round 10 win over Sydney, he had a season-high 40 disposals and one major.

Despite his Western Australian origins, Fisher is more likely to join a Victorian competitor than the West Coast Eagles. Carlton has already made off-season changes, re-signing ruckmen Tom De Koning and Jack Silvagni. Fisher is under contract with the Blues until 2025, but it’s evident that opportunity is more important to the former Carlton staple.

Fisher’s agent, Andrew McDougall, spoke to AFL Trade Radio about his client.

“It is more an opportunity piece for him if things do eventuate,” McDougall stated.

“A few clubs are interested in him.” He would like to see more midfield play, and a few clubs have expressed interest in what he may provide to their team.

“He returned to the team with Carlton and played half-back.” He also has the versatility to play small forward. He’d want to see more time in the middle of the field.

“A few clubs have discussed what he can bring to their team. He’d like to stay in Melbourne; that’s definitely his top priority. He’s content, he’s settled here, so we’ll see how the conversation goes and how this week unfolds.”

Tim English’s contract with the Western Bulldogs expires at the end of 2024. With the 26-year-old winning his first All-Australian blazer, the Bulldogs will almost surely do everything in their power to keep him.

McDougall, his agent, indicated that the ruckman’s priority is on improving his game rather than making a choice on his future.

“He’s really comfortable, he’s looking forward to a big pre-season,” McDougall stated.

“Both he and ‘Naughts’ (Naughton) were very eager to get the club into the finals and will both be staying at the club next year.” They are determined to propel that club forward next year.

“12 months is a long time in footy but at the same time, they’re just focusing on their preseason, having a bit of a holiday and then heading off.”

McDougall also clarified the situation around Bulldogs key forward Aaron Naughton.

North Melbourne and Collingwood have expressed interest in the 195cm forward, who is under contract until the end of 2024. Regardless of rumoured interest, Naughton will stay with the Bulldogs until 2024.

“I can unequivocally state that Aaron Naughton will not be moving this year.” “I understand teams doing their homework, but he is committed to the Dogs and will be there in 2024,” McDougall said.

The 2023 trading period will begin next Monday and go until Wednesday, October 18.

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