Gold Coast and Hawthorn have finally agreed to a deal for former rising star winner, Jaeger O’Meara.
O’Meara has joined the Hawks in exchange for pick No.10 and a future second round picks.
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The Hawks orchestrated a deal with Carlton on the final day of trade period, which enabled Hawthorn to table an improved offer to the Suns.
As part of the deal, the Hawks traded picks 48 and 70 to Carlton, in exchange for Carlton’s future second round pick, which Hawthorn then traded to the Suns.
“We had been clear with our expectations to Hawthorn throughout the trade period and to their credit they worked incredibly hard, especially late in the piece, to satisfy our needs,” Suns general manager of football, Marcus Ashcroft said.
“In addition to accepting Hawthorn’s offer we were able to generate an additional future second round selection.
“As a result we have been able to secure a significantly stronger hand next year which we can either use at the draft, or during the exchange period like we did this year to secure Pearce Hanley.”
“Jaeger has played a key role in establishing and growing the Gold Coast SUNS, and we wish him all the very best in the future.”
The Suns now have picks 4, 6, 8, 10 and 73 in this year’s draft.