Lang facing decision day

15 October 2017 07:15:32 EST
Jake Stringer

Darcy Lang faces a "frenzy" of activity next week, as his manager tries to resolve his playing future.

The speedster so far doesn't have a contract offer from Geelong, and has toured the North Melbourne facilities with a view to potentially moving to the Kangaroos.

It will go all up to the wire; all the decisions and deals will be done on the Wednesday and Thursday.

Scott Lucas

Carlton have also been linked to the 21-year-old, who has played 44 games and booted 31 goals for the Cats.

The former first-round pick, No.16 overall in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft, is reportedly seeking greater midfield opportunities and is keen to stay in Victoria. 

The Cats say they will put an offer on the table if he doesn't request a trade.

Lang's manager Scott Lucas said: "Darcy's got a decision to make. Geelong are keen to retain (him) and he's also met with a couple (of clubs) and we'll work through this week.

"It will go all up to the wire; all the decisions and deals will be done on the Wednesday and Thursday. It's all getting organised for the frenzy, for want of a better word, later this week."

Lang played 10 games for the Cats this year, with his campaign being interrupted by a cracked fibula against Fremantle in round 14.

Meanwhile, Western Bulldogs are adamant premiership player Jake Stringer could play out the final year of his contract at Whitten Oval.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said last month it would be best for club and player to part ways, leaving it likely he would depart.

Since then, the club have said they won't let him leave without adequate compensation.

Stringer's manager Robbie D'Orazio said: "You never say never but I don't think the Bulldogs would want Jake back and I don't think Jake wants to go there either."

That's despite Bulldogs director of football Chris Grant saying there was "every chance" Stringer would remain with the club for next year.

Western Bulldogs are 22/1 to win the 2018 Grand Final.

The Bulldogs are 1/1 to finish in the top eight.

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