Sydney’s bid to bounce back into AFL premiership contention is set to kick up a gear during the trade period as experienced midfielder Taylor Adams seeks a move north.
The Magpies confirmed Adams’s request on Sunday afternoon
They describe Adams as a “required player and leader”
Adams missed the grand final due to injury
Adams has made his bombshell trade request official, informing Collingwood he wants to take up a multi-year deal with the Swans.
The 30-year-old could link up with former Magpies teammate Brodie Grundy in Sydney, with the ruckman poised to join his third club in three years.
It comes after Melbourne’s experiment using Grundy and Max Gawn as ruck partners fell flat this year.
The Swans have also lured premiership players James Jordon and Joel Hamling, from Melbourne and Fremantle respectively, as free agents.
But they face a fight with Collingwood over the contracted Adams, who has one year left on his existing deal.
The Magpies confirmed Adams’s trade request in a statement on Sunday, declaring him “a required player and leader”.
“The club will discuss the request with Sydney,” the statement read.
Adams missed Collingwood’s grand-final win because of an untimely hamstring injury.
He has played 175 matches for the Magpies, winning their best-and-fairest award during his 2020 All-Australian campaign.
Adams started his senior career with 31 matches at GWS.
His potential move to Sydney shapes as the most high-profile switch of the trade period, which runs from October 9-18, after Melbourne declared Clayton Oliver would not be traded.
Source: AFL NEWS ABC