Adelaide has secured highly talented Jordan Dawson via a trade with Sydney on Wednesday.
Dawson heads to West Lakes in exchange for Melbourne’s future first-round draft selection, which the Crows acquired in a four-club trade last week.
The 24-year-old South Australian has played 64 games since being drafted by Sydney in 2015 and finished third in the Swans’ best-and-fairest this year.
After declaring his intention to return to his home state, Dawson nominated Adelaide as his club of choice after touring facilities and meeting with coaches and players last month.
Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid described Dawson as a classy left-footer with leadership potential.
“He is one of the most promising young players in the competition who is entering the prime of his football career,” Reid said.
“We are pleased to have completed the trade with Sydney and that Jordan has the opportunity to play in front of his family and friends next year and beyond.”
Crows Senior Coach Matthew Nicks said Dawson’s versatility and experience made him an important addition to the team.
“Jordan is able to play a variety of roles and his elite foot skills will complement our style of play nicely,” Nicks said.
“We are looking forward to getting to work with him when pre-season begins, as we build on the progress we have made as a team over the past two seasons.”