It is that time of year again for AFL supporters where speculation runs wild. Yes, it is trade week and one name running through the rumour mill is Port Adelaide’s young speedster Jarman Impey. The 22-year-old has been heavily linking with a move across to Victoria.
Jarman made his debut for Port Adelaide Power in Round 1, 2014 and was used in the back pocket to shut down small forwards such as Hayden Ballantyne, Eddie Betts and Jay Kennedy-Harris. In round 9 of the 2014 season, Jarman earned a NAB Rising Star nomination for his defensive efforts against Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne. It wasn’t until 2016 that Jarman was moved up forward and began to light up the Power’s forward line.
Jarman has cited that personal reasons are why he wants a move back home to Victoria. Impey has not had the best year personally, with legal battles over car accident on December 3rd of 2016 and the tragic loss of his father which would make any player sit back and reevaluate their career.
I’m not aware he wants out. He’s not a player I want to see leave.
Hinkley on Impey on radio FIVEaa.
Jackson Trengove who is set to join the Western Bulldogs wants friend and team mate Impey to join him at Whitten Oval next season. Trengove has stated to AFL Trade Radio that he is ‘working on’ Impey joining him at the Dogs next season. Western Bulldogs list manager Jackson McCartney has also joined in on all the talk saying they are keeping their eye on the young man.
To add more fuel to the fire pictures emerged on Twitter on the 30th of September of Impey out to dinner with Jackson Trengove and Bulldogs midfield maestro Marcus Bontempelli. The Dogs are truly getting serious about the move due to the new that forward Jake Stringer wants out of the club. Doggies will have offer up something worthwhile to get Jarman over from Port Adelaide. Hawthorn have also been linked with the young man.
What can he add to these sides?
In season 2017 Jarman played 20 games of AFL, slotting 15 goals and 14 behinds, averaging 12 disposals, 4 score involvements, 1 assists, 3 marks and 3 tackles. These are stats that can be improved if given the right opportunity. If traded to the Western Bulldogs Jarman will have the likes of Bontempelli, Johannisen, Picken, Dahlhaus and Tom Boyd to work with. Even it is Hawthorn who snag the young man, guys like Mitchell, O’Meara, Smith, Shiels, Roughead and Gunston around him he could turn into a star of the game.
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