Ben Reid wants to play alongside his brother Sam at the Norm Minns Oval.
Sam, 29, is out of contract at Sydney Swans and faces a nervous wait over the coming weeks whether he will be offered a new deal.
Ben said ideally for Sam's sake he hoped his younger brother could extend his AFL career.
But revealed he was ready to pounce if Sam was delisted from the Swans after 159 matches.
"If Sam gets delisted, I will definitely be having a conversation with him about joining me at Wangaratta," Reid said.
"We do want to play alongside each other before we both retire.
"It's something we have certainly talked about, whether that's in the not too distant future or a bit further down the track - that's yet to be decided."
Ben said he was unsure of the likelihood of Sam being offered a new contract with the Swans.
"Sam is not sure what is happening in regards to another contract," he said.
"No doubt he will find out more over the trade period.
"I'm hoping he gets another contract with Sydney and so does he obviously.
"Fingers crossed he gets another deal but he doesn't know too much about it at the moment."
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The Swans are managing a tight salary cap and have more than a dozen players coming out of contract.
Reid, who turns 30 in December, played 10 matches this season.
He played the opening six rounds before suffering a calf injury.
The tall marking forward returned in round 19 and played a further four matches before being overlooked for the elimination final against Greater Western Sydney.
Along with co-captains Luke Parker and Josh Kennedy, Reid is one of only three players from the 2012 premiership team still at the club.
Ben was also a premiership player with Collingwood in 2010 and played 152 matches at the elite level.
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