Posted: 3 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Travis Cloke Set To Be The First Trade of 2016

Nearly locked in

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Speaking to The Herald SunDavid Cloke believes that his son is set to move to the Western Bulldogs as early as Monday.

Travis Cloke has been rumoured to head to the 2016 premiers, and his father believes Collingwood would be willing to make it happen for a fourth-round pick.

"They can do with another tall forward up there and to have a coach who has confidence in his player as well will be good for Travis," David Cloke told the Herald Sun.

"He is looking forward to next season and a new opportunity with new thoughts and a coach who has confidence in the way he knows he can play.

"That's what Luke Beveridge shows in his players. He has confidence in Travis and knows him from their time at Collingwood a number of years back.

"Both parties are looking forward to next year even before what happened yesterday."

Cloke is also believed to be willing to take an extensive pay cut from what he is currently earning to make the move.

The head of Cloke's management company, Paul Connors, also believes the move is nearly set in stone.

"Travis is going there, if he can, for very minimal money," Connors told NAB AFL Trade Radio.

"The money is irrelevant to Travis. He's earned good money along the way. It's a significant pay cut … over 50 per cent."

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