Pedersen on track to become a Dee
Cameron Pedersen. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
North Melbourne's Cameron Pedersen is likely to be traded to Melbourne for a second-round draft pick, his manager says.
LFM Sports' Peter Lenton told afl.com.au that he was confident a deal could be reached between the Demons and the Roos.
Pedersen, 25, joined North Melbourne as a mature-aged recruit before the start of the 2011 season.
He played just two games for North Melbourne this year, spending the majority of the year playing with the Roos' VFL affiliate Werribee, winning the club's best and fairest.
"North have been pretty good recognising where Cameron is at with his footy," Lenton told the AFL website.
"He was in Werribee's best players most weeks this year but it was hard for him to get ahead of the other key-position players at North.
"Both Melbourne and North Melbourne have been moving in the right direction and I'm confident they'll be able to agree on a trade."
But Lenton said the deal would probably not be finalised until the end of the free agency period on Friday October 19.
Melbourne's current second-round pick has in effect already been used, with the Dees committing to using it on father-son recruit Jack Viney.
But Lenton said the Demons should be able to use a free agency compensation pick to get Pedersen.
"Not knowing what free agency [compensation] picks Melbourne is going to get just holds up the inevitable and makes things a little bit unsure," he said.
''However, the clubs should be able to work through the likely scenarios and come to an understanding before then.''