Let Danger go: Costa
FORMER Geelong president Frank Costa says it would be unfair if Adelaide stood in the way of Patrick Dangerfield’s free agency move to Geelong.
“If we want to go along with the spirit in which it (free agency) was developed, it is not fair to try and prevent the boy from going home, if that’s what he wants to do,” Costa said yesterday.
The Cats are preparing to offer Dangerfield about $800,000 a season to return home to be closer to family in Moggs Creek.
Costa said Dangerfield’s long-term partner “wants to come home too”.
But the Crows could block Dangerfield’s move by matching the Cats’ offer, forcing Gee- long to satisfy the Crows with a trade package to claim the champion onballer.
Experts say he is worth two first-round draft picks on the open market.
Dangerfield is a restricted free agent meaning the Crows could keep the 142-gamer if their salary offer was the same as Geelong’s.
But Costa said it was outside the spirit of free agency to match offers.