“It’s a great opportunity for him and hopefully he can get his body right, because we obviously all know how good of a player he is.”
The 23-year-old Langdon has played 68 games since his debut in 2015. The winger is a good runner and a clean user of the ball, something Melbourne desperately need. Another Demons recruit, Adam Tomlinson, could line up on Melbourne’s other wing.
“Personally, if I can just continue to do what I was doing over at Freo, then I’ll be pretty happy if I can help the team,” he said.
“It’s been a long time coming to move back to Melbourne and being at a big Melbourne club, so it’s really exciting to get underway,” Langdon said.
“Mum and dad live across the road; my brother [Collingwood’s Tom Langdon] is obviously next door [at the Holden Centre].
“Plus, the way the Demons played two years ago was unbelievable and just to be part of that again this year, hopefully, is an exciting prospect.”
He said his new teammates had expressed a desire to put a horror 2019 season behind them.
“I wasn’t here for that but the way the boys spoke even about it this morning – it obviously hurt them and cut them pretty deep.
“I imagine it was pretty hard to go from a top-four finish to a bottom-four finish. So [finals are] certainly the No.1 team goal.”