Bryce Gibbs' trade to Adelaide finally sealed

Bryce Gibbs is heading to Adelaide.
Bryce Gibbs is heading to Adelaide.

MORE than a year after he requested a trade, Bryce Gibbs is finally an Adelaide player.

In the end the Crows relented on the demands they refused to meet last year, giving Carlton two first-round draft picks for the star midfielder.

Carlton gets pick 10 and 16 in this year's draft plus pick 73 and a second-round pick next year.

In return they have handed over Gibbs, pick 77 and their second and third-round picks next year.

The future second-round pick Carlton received is set to head to GWS in a swap for onballer Matthew Kennedy.

"We're really happy with the deal," Adelaide list boss Justin Reid said.

A deal was reached between the two clubs late on Wednesday but collapsed at the last minute after a dispute over swapping draft picks. But it was quickly resolved on the final morning of the trade period.

Gibbs, recruited from Glenelg with the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft, joins the Crows on a four-year deal.

"This deal presents much better value compared to what was first discussed 12 months ago with the return of future draft picks from Carlton, in what we consider a very strong draft, a key component for us," Reid said.

"To be able to bring in an A-grade midfielder and improve our position for next year's draft is a great result for our club.

"Bryce is not only a quality player, but a quality person as well and he will have an immediate impact on our playing group both on and off the field."

Topics:  adelaide crows afl trade period carlton

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