The Adelaide Crows have reportedly sent through another trade offer to Sydney in the hopes of landing Jordan Dawson, with the Demons' first-round selection heading to the Swans in a straight swap for the wingman.
The Crows acquired Melbourne's future first-round pick in a four-way trade made last week, with Sydney now considering the new offer, with the value of the trade relying on Melbourne being unable to back up this year's success.
The deal would be a gamble for Sydney with the future-first being worth anywhere between picks 1-18 next season, though likely being in the 14-18 range baring any father-son selections.
Despite negotiations still occurring, trade talks appear to be progressing smoother than last week. The new offer is considerably more straightforward than previous discussions and could aid negotiations ahead of Wednesday's deadline.
Last week, trade proposals were discussed which involved multiple future selections and pick swaps. Sam Edmund highlighted one such 'insane' deal which would of had seen both clubs trading their future first while adding further compensation.
JORDAN Dawson deal sits here:
Adelaide would send the Swans the Dees' future 1st they got y'day. Then Syd and Adel swap their own future first and future second round picks. The Swans like this deal, but the ball is in the Crows' court. Swans have also floated Dawson & 12 for 4.
— Sam Edmund (@Sammy__Edmund) October 8, 2021
These discussions were quickly dismissed and rejected by both parties.
Sydney remain steadfast about the worth of Dawson. Early in the trade period, Swans football boss Charlie Gardiner explained how highly their club rated the South Australian. He believed that Dawson was a top talent worthy of a high-end pick.
“Our view is that he’s arguably the best player on the market in the AFL at the moment, and it’s certainly no surprise that there was extreme interest from both Adelaide clubs,” Gardiner told SEN.
“We think it’s only fair and reasonable that we expect strong compensation for him and we’ll be working to find a fair deal that values him appropriately given he’s a 24-year-old, coming into his prime and finished third in our best and fairest in a team that won 15 games."
“He was rated one of the most effective players across the competition in the back half of the year, we put a really strong long-term deal in front of him."