The Sydney Swans today finalised a deal to trade Jordan Dawson to the Adelaide Crows in exchange for a 2022 first round selection in the NAB AFL Draft (tied to the Melbourne Football Club).

Executive General Manager – Football Charlie Gardiner said the club was disappointed to lose Dawson, but had settled on a deal to strengthen its draft hand for 2022.

“We made clear from the outset that we rated Jordan as highly as any player available in this trade period,” Gardiner said. 

“Throughout the trade period we worked extremely hard to reach a fair outcome in regard to Jordan, despite challenging circumstances. Ultimately, we have settled on a deal that we don’t think quite reflects Jordan’s true value but is one that, after extensive negotiations, we don’t believe we could improve upon. 

“After strong consideration, we believed it to be in the best interests of the club to accept the deal available and move forward.

“Holding two first round selections for the 2022 draft does put us in a very strong position and gives us great flexibility to improve our list in the future.   

“We thank Jordan for the contribution he has made to the club over the past six seasons,” he said.

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