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The Trades – Day 4: Wingard to wear a new set of wings?

Port Adelaide star Chad Wingard in action against Hawthorn. The Hawks hope the All-Australian can fill the void left by forward dynamo Cyril Rioli.

The Trades – Day 4: Wingard to wear a new set of wings?

Ronny Lerner    

The fourth day of the AFL trade period started with a bang and ended with a bang as some of the game’s biggest names were thrust right into the meat market spotlight.

After plenty of speculation had swirled around him in recent weeks, Port Adelaide superstar Chad Wingard finally showed his hand and declared that he wanted to be traded to Hawthorn.

The two-time All-Australian, who was also linked to the Western Bulldogs, is still contracted and the Power remain adamant that they will not part ways with him if the Hawks can’t come up with suitable compensation.

But young Hawthorn star defender Ryan Burton’s name has been thrown up as a potential key to getting the deal done. The 2017 Rising Star nominee is a South Australian and the Power are believed to be very interested in him.

With the sudden retirement of the brilliant Cyril Rioli this year, the Hawks will be hoping 25-year-old Wingard can return to his very best and fill the void up forward.

The day started off with an even bigger bombshell as it was reported that Brisbane midfield general Dayne Beams was seeking a trade back to his original club Collingwood for personal reasons.

Making that revelation even more stunning was that it came roughly a month after Beams pledged his allegiance to the Lions and expressed his desire to see out the rest of his contract at the Gabba, which expires at the end of 2020.

“The one thing I kept coming back to was this group and you blokes and I bloody love you,” Beams said at the Lions best-and-fairest dinner in early September.

“I can’t wait to see us progress as a team and a footy club … That was a real driving factor in me wanting to stay here and stick around and I love where we’re going and I love you boys.”

However, as the day progressed, and after Lions coach Chris Fagan expressed his surprise at the report, not much else came of it. A trade request hasn’t yet been lodged by Beams and the Lions certainly aren’t shopping the star onballer around, so for now it firmly sits in the ‘watch this space’ basket.

The only deal of the day saw Port Adelaide trade picks 11, 23, 30 and 49 to Fremantle in exchange for pick six and a future third-round pick.

The trade seemingly strengthens the Dockers’ ability to snaffle Melbourne key forward Jesse Hogan and/or GWS big man Rory Lobb.

But if Freo want to get Hogan, they’d better improve their initial offer of pick 11 and a future second round pick, which was summarily rejected by the Demons, who were reportedly left fuming.

The deal also benefited the Power, who now have picks six and 10 at this year’s draft and could now have SA products Izak Rankine and/or Connor Rozee in their sights.

St Kilda is inching closer to getting its man Dan Hannebery from Sydney, but the trade has apparently been held up by the Swans, who are waiting on a decision from Tom Langdon. Sydney’s offer for the Collingwood defender is much more attractive than the Magpies’ one.

In the meantime, the Saints have all but finalised a trade for talented but injury-plagued Melbourne forward Dean Kent.

There’s still six days remaining in the trade period and there are some other big names still set to figure prominently such as Lachie Neale, Dylan Shiel, Tim Kelly, Steven May and Aaron Hall

1. Reece Conca (Richmond) joined Fremantle as an unrestricted free agent. The Tigers received pick 37 as compensation.
2. Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs) joined Geelong as an unrestricted free agent. Bulldogs received pick 25 as compensation.
3. Lincoln McCarthy, pick 54 and pick 57 (Geelong) traded to Brisbane in exchange for picks 42 and 60.
4. Tom Lynch (Gold Coast) joined Richmond as a restricted free agent. Suns received pick 3 as compensation.
5. Anthony Miles, Corey Ellis and a future third-round pick (Richmond) traded to Gold Coast in exchange for a future third-round pick.
6. Carlton traded pre-listed Nathan Kreuger (South Adelaide) to Geelong in exchange for pick 42.
7. Scott Lycett (West Coast) joined Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent. Eagles received pick 20 as compensation.
8. Brisbane traded picks 24, 58 and 79 to Gold Coast in exchange for picks 32, 41, 44 and 77.
9. Carlton received Mitch McGovern and future third-round pick (Adelaide), Adelaide received pre-listed Shane McAdam (Sturt), pick 13 (Sydney) and future fifth-round pick (Carlton), Sydney received picks 26, 28 (Carlton) and 40 (Adelaide).
10. Jared Polec, Jasper Pittard and pick 48 (Port Adelaide) traded to North Melbourne in exchange for pick 11 and a future fourth-round pick.
11. Gary Rohan (Sydney) traded to Geelong in exchange for pick 61. Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne) traded to Sydney in exchange for pick 61.
12. Tom Hickey, pick 60 and future fourth-round pick (St Kilda) traded to West Coast in exchange for pick 39 and future third-round pick.
13. Alex Fasolo (Collingwood) joined Carlton as an unrestricted free agent. Magpies received pick 57 as compensation.
*all picks are as at time of trade
14. Fremantle traded pick 6 and a future third-round pick to Port Adelaide in exchange for picks 11, 23, 30 and 49.
*all picks are as at time of trade

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