Waite likely to stick with family ties at Carlton


Director of Coaching
23 Mar 2012
AFL Club
Be good to see Waite and Judd play another season or two as a Carlton fan.

Carrots and McLean would retire I think and Warnock and Kane Lucas just got to be cut. Even if we cannot trade.... grrrrr
Watson on this ice too, and probably Jeff Garlett I would think but he bound to have others interested if Carlton decided to let him go.

Blues football operations manager Andrew McKay said the club had started discussions with Waite for a new deal.

"He hasn't put pen to paper yet but we're in negotiations at the moment," McKay told SEN on Tuesday morning.

"Jarrad's made it clear to us that he wants to stay at Carlton. We'd like to keep him for another year at least. We're in negotiations with Jarrad, and I'm sure that'll work itself out over the course of the next month or so."

There has been interest in the 31-year-old, and as an unrestricted free agent he could cross to any club without the Blues being able to match a rival's contract offer.

Even still, McKay believes Waite's history at the club – he has played 180 games and kicked 243 goals since making his debut in 2003 – will see him remain at Visy Park if a longer deal is offered elsewhere.

"Jarrad's been at Carlton for a long, long time now and I'm sure he feels as though he's a Carlton man, so we've probably got the upper hand [over other clubs] there to a degree," he said.

"Certainly we need to make sure all parties are satisfied with any deal that we propose."
full article at http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-08-05/blues-want-waite