Giants’ Jacob Hopper picks Richmond as trade target

Greater Western Sydney midfielder Jacob Hopper has selected Richmond as the club he wishes to be traded to.

Tigers sources have confirmed to The Age that Hopper, who is contracted at the Giants for one more season, has picked Richmond over Geelong.

Jacob Hopper wants to play for Richmond next season. Credit:Getty

Both the Tigers and the Cats had tabled lucrative, long-term deals for the 25-year-old, and industry sources believed as recently as this week that Hopper was leaning towards a career at the Cattery.

But sources close to the player say that the lure of playing regularly in front of huge crowds, as well as being able to link up again with fellow Giant Tim Taranto – who is set to sign for seven years at Richmond – was enough for him to select Punt Road as his next home.

Geelong have been contacted for comment.

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