In a busy day for the Giants, Sydney Swans midfielder Jed Lamb has notified his club he wants to cross town to join the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
If he gets his wish, he would join former Swan Shane Mumford at the Giants after the ruckman made the switch earlier in the month.
GWS list manager Stephen Silvagni said Lamb would be a welcome addition to the club.
“Jed Lamb is a very impressive young player who we hope will be able to play a variety of roles at the Giants,” he said in a club statement.
“He is highly rated, can kick goals and will be a great fit for our list.
“He has had three years in the AFL system in Sydney and has shown he has what it takes to succeed at the elite level and will have a long career ahead of him.”
A deal for the 21-year-old is expected to be brokered in the coming days.
Three days from the end of the trade period Essendon has finally made a move, picking up youngsters Shaun Edwards and Kurt Aylett from GWS.
In exchange for the pair, GWS receives Essendon’s number 48 draft pick.
The Bombers won a race against Adelaide for the services of the 19-year-old Edwards, currently on the Indigenous All Stars’ International Rules tour of Ireland.
He has played only 12 games while Aylett’s 2012 debut remains his only AFL outing.