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Jye Caldwell requests move to Essendon

Caldwell was persuaded by the Bombers’ pitch to come to the Hangar, explaining that while from the outside a group of players leaving a club created the impression of a walkout, each player leaving the club was doing so for personal reasons and there was not a thread tying all of them together.

Caldwell joins Aidan Corr, Jackson Hately, Jeremy Cameron and Zac Williams in indicating their desire to leave the Giants this off-season.

GWS confirmed Caldwell’s decision in a statement on Thursday.

“Jye has informed us that he would like to return home to Victoria,” GWS football chief Jason McCartney said.

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“We had tabled a very competitive offer for a second-year player but we’ll now work to facilitate a trade that will provide a strong result for our football club.”

Caldwell was drafted by the Giants at pick 11 in the 2018 draft. From Bendigo, he has played 11 senior games across his two seasons with GWS. Hately, another of the 2018 draft crop, has requested a move to Adelaide. Xavier O’Halloran, also drafted by GWS in 2018, remains out-of-contract.

The Giants are also poised to lose small forward Zac Langdon to West Coast.

Cameron (Geelong), Corr (North Melbourne) and Williams (Carlton) are all set to leave the Giants as free agents.

It follows a year in which GWS fell from grand finalists in 2019 to miss the finals altogether this season.

The Dons have been circling contracted Western Bulldogs star Josh Dunkley but the Dogs have indicated they are unwilling to part with the 2016 premiership player.

Melbourne forward Mitch Hannan meanwhile has told the Demons that he wants to leave to join the Bulldogs.

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