ST KILDA has joined the race for promising Greater Western Sydney midfielder Jack Steele.
The 20-year-old missed last week with a fractured hand but has been a solid contributor in the Giants' star-studded midfield in his first two seasons playing 17 games.
He has played 10 games this season without dominating but he is a ball-magnet in the NEAFL and an excellent in-and-under type at AFL level.
AFL.com.au understands the out-of-contract Steele is yet to consider his future beyond this season as he concentrates on regaining his spot in the Giants team as it heads into its first finals series.
The Saints are building a list with a strong mix of experience and youth and are understood to be keen on continuing to bolster its midfield.
They have performed well this season winning seven of their last nine games to remain a rough chance for a finals spot and are becoming an attractive proposition for emerging talent.
Steele has averaged 15 disposals in just his second year and looks a strong type who would complement the midfield at several clubs although the Giants are believed to be keen to retain him.
The Canberra-product was picked at selection No.24 in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft after North Melbourne made a bid for him at pick No.15 under the AFL Academy Bidding System.
He made his debut in round 12 last season forcing his way into the line-up and performing well.
Steele has been linked in earlier reports with Richmond and Carlton and would be expected to have several suitors if he did decide to move from the Giants.
Steele is one of several young Giants out of contract at the end of the season along with forward James Stewart and sidelined defender Caleb Marchbank.
Marchbank has attracted interest from several clubs but remains a required player while the Giants are expected to trade Cam McCarthy to Fremantle at season's end.