GREATER Western Sydney is open to Cam McCarthy resuming training with his former WAFL club South Fremantle as new Giants football manager Wayne Campbell prepares to meet with the troubled forward in Perth next week.
McCarthy took indefinite leave from the Giants in January to deal with mental health issues after a proposed trade to Fremantle in last October's trade period fell through.
AFL.com.au reported last month GWS would consider allowing McCarthy to train with a West Australian club as it sought to reintroduce him to a structured fitness program.
Campbell told Fairfax Media on Thursday the Giants would allow McCarthy to train with South Fremantle subject to some conditions and the approval of the AFL Players' Association.
"Cam is a really talented player who's had some difficult issues," said Campbell.
"[Giants welfare boss] Brett Hand and myself plan to go to Perth next week to chat to him and his parents and his manager.
"Everything in terms of his future is a long way down the track, but we'd support him training with a WAFL club as long as there are certain assurances in place about him getting injured and as long as we get approval from the Players' Association."
McCarthy is contracted to the Giants until the end of 2017 but his manager, Colin Young, said after last year's trade period that his client would again seek a trade to Fremantle this year.
South Fremantle vice-president Peter Christie said on Wednesday he wasn't aware of plans for McCarthy to start training with the Bulldogs.
But Christie has said previously the club would welcome McCarthy back.
"He's part of the family," Christie said.