The Adelaide Crows have announced this afternoon that star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield has requested a trade to the Geelong Cats.
After a season long trade-saga, the club have confirmed that Dangerfield has quit the club, in order to force a move to Geelong next year. It is believed that the Cats have offered the three-time all-Australian midfielder a contract worth $800,000 over the next five seasons.
Former Adelaide Crows recruiter James Fantasia, who spent 19 years with the Crows, said: “I wouldn’t accept anything less than two draft picks and a player.”
“They’ve (Adelaide) got to get some equity because that’s the impact he’s going to have (if he leaves).”
Dangerfield is currently a restricted free agent, which entitles the Crows to match Geelong’s offer, by doing so, it would make Adelaide the first club in AFL history to exercise that right. – Anthony Johnston
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