Melbourne’s Jesse Hogan has headed back to WA, and will join Fremantle for the 2019 season.
Hogan heads west along with pick 65, with the Dockers handing the Demons picks 6 and 23 in return.
Trade paperwork officially lodged.
Melbourne trade Jesse Hogan and Rd 4 (65) (on traded from St Kilda) to Fremantle for Rd 1 (6) (on traded from Brisbane Lions) and Rd 2 (23) (on traded from Port Adelaide).
— AFL House (@AFL_House) October 17, 2018
“Having arrived at the club as a 17-year-old, this is the first time Jesse has expressed the desire to potentially pursue an opportunity to return home,” General Manager of football operations Josh Mahoney told Melbourne Media.
“We said we were open to this, as long as a deal was something that would benefit the Melbourne Football Club, to which Jesse was in agreeance with.
“We feel this is a trade that has not only helped Jesse and will help him going forward, but has also benefited us and allowed us to address some immediate list needs.”