Is footy’s forgotten free agent the key to unlocking Carlton’s skipper?

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The boys from Ikon Park are in a precarious position heading into the 2021 off-season with the likes of Patrick Cripps and Harry McKay coming out of contract at the end of the year and demanding big pay packets.
On top of reserving money for Sam Walsh in 2022, the big contracts of Adam Saad, Jack Martin, Zac Williams and Jacob Weitering, fresh reports are stating Carlton are going to pursue Essendon star Zach Merrett.
Could there be a way to bring in a Crow while keeping Cripps around and using the new acquisition to help the star skipper?
Matt Crouch hasn’t played a game in 2021 due to a hip injury that required surgery and groin problems but should be back this week or next and is a prolific ball winner.
The epitome of a…


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