It’s going to be hard going for Hawthorn to extract a player from the expansion clubs via free agency, as we’ve seen with Cogs.Whilst I believe Whitfield will stay with the Giants, our club should never give up trying to get talent out of them, or any club for that matter. Money matters, but it isn't the only thing that matters. I'd rather try 100 times and fail every single time, if the alternative is to not try at all.
The only way we’d be a chance with Whitfield is to trade for him ... I have no problems coughing up 2x 1st rounders for a proven, elite talent.