Greater Western Sydney chief David Matthews has described Dustin Martin as a ''very sincere young man'' after giving the out-of-contract Richmond star a guided tour of the club's facilities on Thursday.
Matthews was particularly impressed by Martin despite the 22-year-old's history of off-field problems during his short and promising career, but said the club still needed to conduct its due diligence on the player like it does with any prospective recruit.
''I thought he spoke well, presents well, he seems like a lot of young people - the game gives a lot of young people from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity and they all develop in different ways,'' Matthews said.
''I was impressed, he spoke very sensibly. To me he seems a very sincere young man.''
Martin - whose father lives in Sydney - and his manager Ralph Carr were shown around Skoda Stadium and the club's training base at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday by Matthews, list manager Stephen Silvagni, coach Leon Cameron and football manager Graeme Allan.
Matthews said there was no discussion about contracts or remuneration, describing the day as ''nothing more formal than a meet and greet''.
''It's not unlike the process we anticipate going through with a number of players that might be interested in moving as their seasons finish,'' Matthews said.
''He wanted to find out a bit more about the club.
''He's unknown to us, we wanted to take the opportunity to get to know him.''
Martin's future is clouded after he informed Richmond earlier this week of his desire to field offers from other clubs.
The Giants, coming off a poor season, have made no secret of their wish to secure ready-made players either in their prime or approaching it to complement their highly talented but inexperienced young list.
Martin has also been linked to the Brisbane Lions but the Giants, if interested, are in the box seat to snare the player as they have first pick in the pre-season draft if a trade cannot be agreed upon with Richmond.