Bryce Gibbs of the Blues and Luke Shuey of the Eagles compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Carlton Blues and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

REPORTS: Byrce Gibbs open to move home to Adelaide

Carlton star and former No.1 draft pick Bryce Gibbs reportedly wants to return home to Adelaide.

ESPN Australia reports that Gibbs’ management have held discussions with the Crows about a possible move.

However, the major stumbling block in any move is Gibbs’ current contract with Carlton.

The 27-year-old still has three years to run on his contract after signing a five-year deal in 2014.

He was linked to a move to the Crows back in 2014, before agreeing to the $600,000 per year contract extension at Carlton.

It is reported that Gibbs is content on remaining at the Blues however, should a deal be unable to be orchestrated.

The lure of a premiership and a return home to live near his family are believed to be the major factors in his temptation to seek a move.

Gibbs has played 209 games since being selected with pick No.1 in the 2006 National Draft. He has averaged 27 disposals, 5.2 tackles and 3.5 marks in his career. He won the Blues’ best and fairest in 2014, and was awarded Carlton’s best first year player in 2007.


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