SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Tom Mitchell of the Swans in action during the round 20 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 6, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Tom Mitchell requests trade to Hawthorn

Sydney midfielder Tom Mitchell has officially requested a trade to the Hawks.

The Swans released the following statement a short time ago:

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“Out of contract Sydney midfielder Tom Mitchell has informed the Swans he would like to seek a trade.

The 23-year-old has nominated Hawthorn as his preferred club.

Swans Head of Football Tom Harley met with Hawthorn and other clubs in Melbourne today, as part of the commencement of the AFL Trade Period.

“We learnt of Tom’s preference today, so now we will discuss as a list management team what the next steps look like,” Harley said.

The Swans will continue working with Mitchell’s management and will not be providing further comment.”

Mitchell has played 65 games for the Swans, averaging 25 disposals, 3.7 marks, 5.9 tackles and 0.6 goals per game.

He was recruited as a father-son selection with pick No.21 in the 2011 National Draft.


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    • Agree with you on that. Do not understand how they continue to recruit players for other clubs
      But guys would be able to retain mitchell if you hadn’t paid overs for those 2 spuds

    • Haha I don’t mind what they are paying franklin. He’s worth every cent. Tippett is without a doubt the most overpaid footballer the game has ever seen!

    • A) every player we’ve recruited from another club in the last decade have either been not really wanted, long term injured or retired.
      B) 4 of our top 5-6 players have given 10+ years service to the club resulting in veteran salary discounts.
      C) the highest paid half of our team is on the record as saying they are in it for more flags so would renegotiate and take pay cuts if it were the difference between being able to recruit a gun or not.

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