AARON Hall toured North Melbourne's headquarters on Friday morning, with the uncontracted Gold Coast midfielder edging closer to a move to the Kangaroos.
AFL.com.au understand Hall was introduced to members of the club's football department at Arden Street and is scheduled to undergo a medical examination later in the day.
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The talented 27-year-old is on the club's extensive wish list ahead of next month's NAB AFL Trade Period, having fallen out of favour with Suns coach Stuart Dew throughout the year.
He played just six games, failing to return to the side after he was injured in round 11.
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As Hall is not a free agent, a trade would need to be negotiated between the two clubs. The Kangaroos are currently in possession of picks 10, 28, 39, 53 and 64.
The Tasmanian-born midfielder has played 103 AFL games. He was recruited to Gold Coast as a rookie in 2011 and enjoyed a stellar 2016 campaign, averaging 27.8 disposals.
Hall's impending recruitment will bolster North Melbourne's desire to add more outside run this summer, with the club set on another significant off-season.
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The club is already well placed to secure Port Adelaide wingman Jared Polec, while it also met with Sydney defender Nic Newman earlier this week.
The Kangaroos are also believed to be leading the race for star West Coast free agent Andrew Gaff, should the Victorian native elect to return home at season's end.