ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Mitch McGovern of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Adelaide Crows and the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval on May 5, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern has requested a trade, just 12 months after signing a three-year contract extension to remain at the Crows.

The 23-year-old informed the Crows on Tuesday, with Adelaide’s Head of Football Brett Burton confirming the news to the club’s website.

“We are open minded and happy to explore the options available with Mitch and his manager,” Burton told

“However, the needs of the Club will be held as a high priority in any possible negotiation, especially given he is a contracted player.”

McGovern has played 48 games for the Crows, and has kicked 67 goals in his three seasons at the club.