Brett Deledio has joined Greater Western Sydney in exchange for the Giants’ 2017 future first round selection (acquired from Carlton, who acquired the pick from Geelong) and future third round selection.
“We’re delighted that Brett has selected the Giants as his club of choice and feel that his experience and leadership will be invaluable,” Giants General Manager Football Wayne Campbell said.
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“Brett is unquestionably one of the competition’s elite players and has shown over a long period of time an ability to play a variety of roles which we think will complement our list well.
“Our playing group has benefitted in recent years from the addition of quality experienced players like Shaw, Mumford, Johnson and Griffen and Brett’s arrival continues this trend.
“To secure a player of Brett’s ability while also maintaining a strong position in next month’s national draft has resulted in a very positive trade period for the club.”
“Along with Jack Steele, we’re thrilled to bring in someone of Koby’s calibre who will really deepen our midfield stocks,” St Kilda Chief Operating Officer Ameet Bains said.
“We’re confident he’ll provide some physical support for our young developing midfielders, as well as players like Steven and Armitage.
“With Koby’s size, aggressive edge and ability to play forward we look forward to him making an impact as a Saint.”
Former No.1 draft pick Bryce Gibbs has missed out on a trade back home to Adelaide, with the Blues and the Crows unable to come to an agreement.