Jeremy Coleman is a free agent in 2020.
Jeremy Coleman is a free agent in 2020.

Which stars are up for grabs in 2020?

If you were pulling your hair out at this year's frustrating trade period, buckle up because next year is going to be an absolute doozy.

Try these names on for size: Brodie Grundy, Jeremy Cameron, Lachie Whitfield, Mitch Duncan, Robbie Gray, Jordan De Goey, Jack Lukosius, Ben Brown, Christian Petracca and James Sicily. And Joe Daniher, again.

They are some of the stars coming out of contract who are set to be the centre of trade and free agency debate for the next 12 months.

While most are likely to re-sign with their current clubs, at least one big fish could be on the move and rival clubs will already be doing their homework on other players that could be gettable amid a looming squeeze at several clubs including Collingwood, GWS and Geelong.

 

Will Joe Daniher leave the Bombers next year as a free agent?
Will Joe Daniher leave the Bombers next year as a free agent?

 

Daniher missed out on his requested trade to Sydney this year but Essendon will have a much tougher time keeping him if he still wants to leave at the end of next season, when he will be a restricted free agent (Tom Papley also didn't get his desired destination but he remains under contract).

Daniher, Grundy and Cameron headline the 2020 free agency list.

Grundy isn't budging on his request for a seven-year contract (Collingwood has offered three) while Cameron is said to be loving life in western Sydney but is in no rush to sign a new deal.

Trading James Aish to Fremantle will help the Magpies pay for new deals for Grundy and Jordan De Goey, Darcy Moore and Scott Pendlebury, who are all entering the final years of their current deals. But some serious number-crunching will be required, especially considering that list doesn't include players like Brody Mihocek, Josh Daicos and Chris Mayne, who are also coming out of contract.

And they aren't the only club facing a massive cap squeeze.

The Giants are confident of keeping their three free agents - Cameron, Whitfield and Zac Williams - but also have to negotiate new deals for Grand Final team members Jeremy Finlayson, Aidan Corr and Harry Perryman.

Geelong is another club to watch. Tim Kelly returned home to WA this year, would a Perth club try to entice 2020 free agent Mitch Duncan to do the same? The 28-year-old is settled in Geelong with a young family, but is sure to attract interest.

 

Mitch Duncan qualifies for free agency in 2020 after 10 years at the Cats.
Mitch Duncan qualifies for free agency in 2020 after 10 years at the Cats.

 

Tom Hawkins will also be a free agent but Stephen Wells' famed list management talents will be put the test juggling a list of uncontracted mid-tier players that includes Brandan Parfitt, Jack Henry, Quinton Narkle, Gary Rohan and Nakia Cockatoo, plus ruck trio Rhys Stanley, Ryan Abbott and Darcy Fort. Especially if the Cats make a big play for Cameron.

Meanwhile, No.2 draft pick Jack Lukosius is yet to follow teammates Ben King and Izak Rankine in committing to Gold Coast past the end of next season. Expect South Australian clubs to throw the kitchen sink at the young key forward, while the Suns have already signalled their intention to go after Crows best-and-fairest winner Brad Crouch.

Speaking of SA clubs, Robbie Gray's name came up in trade talks this year and that talk will only get louder when the Victorian-born star qualifies for free agency.

Who's coming out of contract at your club? See our list of big names who could be up for grabs below.

ADELAIDE

Brad Crouch (Restricted Free Agent)

David Mackay (Unrestricted Free Agent)

Rory Atkins (RFA)

Wayne Milera

 

Brad Crouch wants a five-year deal at Adelaide.
Brad Crouch wants a five-year deal at Adelaide.

 

BRISBANE

Stefan Martin (RFA)

CARLTON

Marc Murphy (UFA)

Matthew Kreuzer (UFA)

Ed Curnow (UFA)

Kade Simpson (UFA)

Levi Casboult

COLLINGWOOD

Brodie Grundy (RFA)

Jordan De Goey

Darcy Moore

Scott Pendlebury (UFA)

Brodie Mihocek

Chris Mayne

Mason Cox

Matt Scharenberg

 

Brodie Grundy wants a seven-year deal at Collingwood.
Brodie Grundy wants a seven-year deal at Collingwood.

 

ESSENDON

Joe Daniher (RFA)

Dyson Heppell (RFA)

Adam Saad

Andrew McGrath

Jayden Laverde

Kyle Langford

FREMANTLE

David Mundy (UFA)

Luke Ryan

Cam McCarthy

Brandon Matera

GEELONG

Mitch Duncan (UFA)

Tom Hawkins (UFA)

Brandan Parfitt

Jack Henry

Quinton Narkle

Gary Rohan

Nakia Cockatoo

Sam Menegola

Rhys Stanley

Ryan Abbott

Zach Guthrie

James Parsons

Gary Ablett

Harry Taylor

GOLD COAST

Jack Lukosius

Jarrod Harbrow (UFA)

 

Will Jack Lukosius stay with the Suns? Picture: Adam Head
Will Jack Lukosius stay with the Suns? Picture: Adam Head

 

GWS GIANTS

Jeremy Cameron (RFA)

Lachie Whitfield (RFA)

Zac Williams (RFA)

Aaidan Corr (RFA)

Jeremy Finlayson

Harry Perryman

Zac Langdon

Isaac Cumming

HAWTHORN

Ben McEvoy

Ben Stratton (UFA)

Daniel Howe

Isaac Smith (UFA)

James Frawley

James Sicily

Shaun Burgoyne (UFA)

MELBOURNE

Jack Viney (RFA)

Christian Petracca

Bayley Fritsch

Charlie Spargo

Jayden Hunt

Oscar McDonald

Nathan Jones (UFA)

Mitch Hannan

James Harmes

 

Christian Petracca is coming out of contract at the Demons. Picture: Michael Klein
Christian Petracca is coming out of contract at the Demons. Picture: Michael Klein

 

NORTH MELBOURNE

Mason Wood

Aaron Hall

Ben Brown

Cam Zurhaar

Jed Anderson

Kayne Turner

Marley Williams

Paul Ahern

Jamie Macmillan

PORT ADELAIDE

Robbie Gray (UFA)

Brad Ebert (RFA)

Sam Powell-Pepper

Charlie Dixon

Justin Westhoff (UFA)

 

Will Victorian clubs try to lure Robbie Gray home?
Will Victorian clubs try to lure Robbie Gray home?

 

RICHMOND

Bachar Houli (UFA)

Jack Graham

Toby Nankervis

Jayden Short

Josh Caddy

Nathan Broad

ST KILDA

Jack Lonie

Josh Battle

Paddy McCartin

Jack Steele

SYDNEY

Ben Ronke

George Hewett

Josh Kennedy (UFA)

 

Lewis Jetta triggered a two-year contract extension at the end of 2018. Picture: Michael Klein
Lewis Jetta triggered a two-year contract extension at the end of 2018. Picture: Michael Klein

 

WEST COAST

Shannon Hurn (UFA)

Josh Kennedy (UFA)

Lewis Jetta

Liam Ryan

Nathan Vardy

Jack Petruccelle

Jamie Cripps

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Easton Wood (UFA)

Billy Gowers

Matt Suckling

Lin Jong

Josh Schache

* list does not include every out of contract player

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