Dustin Martin of the Tigers calls for the ball during the round 18 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

REPORTS: Crows in discussions with Dustin Martin

Richmond star Dustin Martin has reportedly been in discussions with several rival clubs, including the Adelaide Crows.

Rumours surfaced last week that the Crows have offered Martin a five-year deal, worth as much as $6 million.

Channel Nine’s Tom Rehn confirmed that there has been some discussion between Martin and the Crows, however, a move appears to be “very unlikely” during this year’s trade period.

“I’ve spoken to a couple of people close to the Crows and Martin’s camp and there’s definitely been some dialogue,” Rehn said on radio station, SEN, on Wednesday morning.

“I think there have been a number of clubs, my understanding is as many as half a dozen. He’s one of the most marketable and prized recruits going around and he’s still got a year to run on his contract as you know but there is absolutely a lot of interest coming from the Crows.

“On the weekend I think they (Adelaide) were exposed in their midfield, they were bashed up…he’s seen as the kind of guy that would fit in there brilliantly.

“Is it going to happen? Look, very unlikely but there’s no question the Crows are interested and willing to have a chat.”

While a move this season looks a long shot, the Crows may already be planning their 2017 recruiting strategy, with the 25-year-old set to become a free agent at the end of next year after seven seasons at Punt Road.


  1. Who could blame him wanting to leave that rabble of a toothless football club? stupid board challenge, Deledio and Riewoldt want out… Let’s be realistic if he ever wants to play finals again he should leave…Richmond won’t be top 8 for a decade with their list. Why not join a serious, well organised footy club like the Crows? (And I’m a Carlton supporter)

  2. Hayden Slape you are clearly getting the good mail. We knew this was going to happen straight after he told the club he was unhappy with the treatment of Mark Williams and would be requesting a trade.

    • If that’s the case Richmond should shop him around now he showed last time his contract was up that he was going to chase money can’t blame players for that but the club should get the most they can for him and trade him now before he becomes a free agent and get some early picks

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