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More flexibility needed in trade talk, says Jarrad Waite

Former Carlton and North Melbourne forward Jarrad Waite says the AFL needs to be more flexible when it comes to trade talk.

AFL Trade Radio was launched this morning, with Tom Lynch & Dan Hannebery both on the panel.

Hannebery confirmed he will be off to St. Kilda, while Lynch is highly likely to end up at Richmond but refused to confirm a club.

Waite told Halftime with James Willis managers should at least be allowed to talk to other clubs mid-season.

“I think in this day and age you should be a bit more flexible.

“I understand that you shouldn’t be able to sign, but just having the security of what is going to happen next year.

You get two weeks of trade period, and a lot of things have to happen in that period. It isn’t long enough.”

Player manager Paul Connors also revealed on Trade Radio he wouldn’t be surprised if GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel sought a trade to a Victorian club.

Hawthorn, Essendon, St Kilda and Carlton are all linked to the star player.

But Waite is skeptical of whether he’ll fit at his former club.

“If there is a tall forward or key position player I think they [Carlton] have to go after that. Shiel would fit into any nice team, but I just wonder about another key position player.”