Blues firming as Freo's biggest threat in Cerra chase

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Carlton has reportedly vaulted itself into the beforehand of the Adam Cerra sweepstakes arsenic the out-of-contract Fremantle prima weighs up his future.

Despite having a multi-year declaration connection connected the array from the Dockers, Cerra, a Melbourne native, is understood to beryllium torn betwixt the imaginable of staying successful Perth oregon returning home.

According to The Age's Jake Niall, Cerra "favours Carlton implicit different Melbourne clubs", with the different Victorian nine linked to him, Richmond, preferring to spell to this year's draught equipped with aggregate first-round picks.

"Fremantle person already made Cerra a important offer, but sources acquainted with the concern said his determination volition beryllium based connected household – his spouse is besides from Melbourne – alternatively than money," Niall wrote.

Cerra has averaged a career-high 23.2 disposals per crippled successful 17 outings for Fremantle truthful acold successful 2021 (Getty)

"It is apt that the Dockers would connection astatine slightest arsenic overmuch to Cerra arsenic Carlton and the nine is unfastened to some two-year and longer-term deals with the 22-year-old midfielder."

It remains unclear what Fremantle's asking terms successful a commercialized would beryllium if Cerra does petition a determination to Carlton, with immoderate woody apt to beryllium centred astir the Blues' first-round prime which is presently slated to beryllium No.6 successful this year's draft.

After being taken 5th wide successful the 2017 draft, Cerra has blossomed alongside Andrew Brayshaw successful what has go a beardown on-ball brigade alongside the seasoned duo of David Mundy and Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe.

Cerra has played 17 games successful 2021 and is averaging career-highs successful disposals per crippled (23.2), marks per crippled (5.2), Inside 50s per crippled (5.1) and clearances per crippled (3.4).

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