MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Jordan Dawson of the Swans celebrates kicking a goal during the round 17 AFL match between Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium on July 11, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

South Australian born Swan Jordan Dawson has announced his preference to be traded to the Adelaide Crows this off-season.

Dawson has played 64-games in a red and white guernsey since being selected with the 56th pick of the 2015 draft, but due to the Swans' salary cap squeeze, the 24-year-old has opted for a move home in an effort to secure a contract befitting his skillset.

The news of Sturt product's shift was first reported by AFL Media's Mitch Cleary via a Tuesday afternoon tweet.

The Adelaide Football Club have since released an official announcement stating that Dawson "has informed Adelaide of his desire to join the Club during the upcoming trade period."

These latest developments come after the much-improved forward-come-midfielder had told the Swans he would be seeking a trade this off-season.

Sydney Swans Training Session
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: Jordan Dawson of the Swans catches the ball during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Lakeside Oval on March 05, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Given their on-field prowess in comparison to their arch rivals, Port Adelaide were seen by many as the frontrunners to secure Dawson's services, with the Power's general manager of football Chris Davies expressing confidence in their ability to snare the local talent.

“Jordan has spoken with both clubs, I imagine his decision with where he wants to play his football in the future is imminent,” Davies told SEN’s Dwayne’s World on Monday.

“As a club, we thought we put our best foot forward.

“We think we have a program right now that is compelling, and players that come to our club from other footy clubs generally play better footy at Port Adelaide than what they have at their previous club.”

The Crows currently hold picks 7, 23 and 35 at this years draft, however, Sydney is yet to name their asking price for the out-of-contract name.