The Sydney Swans have finalised a trade with Port Adelaide that will see defender Aliir Aliir move to the Power in exchange for a future 2nd round pick.

Aliir informed the club of his intention to be traded seeking the security of a four-year deal offered by Port Adelaide.

The 26-year-old, who was a third-round selection in the 2013 AFL Draft, played 64 games in his seven seasons with the Swans.

Executive GM of Football Charlie Gardiner said the club worked with Port Adelaide to facilitate Aliir’s request for a trade and to continue his career at Port Adelaide.

“Whilst we would have loved to see Aliir stay, he indicated to us a desire to be traded to Port Adelaide, and to take up the opportunity of a long term deal on offer,” Gardiner said.

“We worked with Port Adelaide to arrive at a trade which sees us strengthen our draft assets and provides added flexibility to address our list needs during the trade period as well as support our position coming into the National Draft. 

“Aliir has been a great contributor and popular member of the team over his seven seasons at the Swans. On behalf of everyone at the Sydney Swans, we’d like to thank Aliir for the impact he has had during his time with our club and wish him and his family all the best for the future.

The Swans currently hold picks 3, 25, 58, 62 and 82 at next month’s draft as well as the full complement of future selections, including Port Adelaide’s future second round selection.