Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly has confirmed Adelaide is willing to match any offer lodged for restricted free agent Brad Crouch.
Crouch informed the Club last week on his decision to explore his options as a free agent.
Speaking on AFL Trade Radio on Wednesday morning, Kelly said Adelaide is seeking to be adequately compensated for the 2019 Club Champion.
“We certainly are [prepared to match], we are obviously hopeful that the compensation would result in pick two and its only under those circumstances that we won’t consider matching,” Kelly said.
“Brad has been fairly open about his love of Adelaide and of the footy club, we don’t think there would be a scenario where he would not be wanting to come back to the Club.
“We would certainly be looking for a better outcome if it’s not pick two.
"It will be end of first round or second round, which could push out to mid-20s after all the next generation picks, and we don’t see that as adequate compensation for a player of Brad’s calibre.”
When asked if Adelaide would consider players instead of picks, Kelly said the Crows are approaching the Trade Period with an open mind, but its primary focus is the draft.
“Our primary objective this year is to get to the draft and we’ve already got a strong hand there with picks 1, 8, 20 and 29, but another early pick would certainly satisfy us,” he said.
“We’re looking at getting as many top 25 selections in this year’s draft as possible.
“But we’ll remain open minded to any other solutions that might present.”
This year's free agency window runs from October 30 to November 6.