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Luckless Saint tours Suns, set to undergo medical

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Nathan Freeman could be thrown a lifeline by the Suns

FORMER Saint Nathan Freeman will undergo a medical with Gold Coast, with the Suns weighing up whether to sign the luckless midfielder as a delisted free agent.

Freeman was flown up to Queensland and was taken through the club by Suns management on Monday.

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Suns list manager Craig Cameron confirmed the club's interest in Freeman.

"We have been having a talk to Nathan; he has come up and had a look at the facilities. Like many clubs we would like to add some pace, and Nathan has that," Cameron told The Age.

"He will have a medical ... clearly it is well known he has had problems over his time in the AFL system, but he also played a lot of football this year in the VFL and then the two AFL games at the end of the season."

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Originally drafted to Collingwood with pick No.10 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft, he was traded to St Kilda at the end of 2015 despite his persistent hamstring injuries and never playing a senior game.

He battled through multiple hamstring injuries at both clubs, and an AC joint injury halted his VFL campaign earlier in 2018.

Freeman finally made his AFL debut in round 20 for the Saints, but managed just one other game before he was delisted at the end of the season.

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It has also been reported the Suns have interest in hard-working Magpie Josh Smith, who can play at half-back or half-forward and is regarded as a very disciplined player.

The second list lodgment, before the upcoming NAB AFL Drafts, deadline is on Friday.