ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Orazio Fantasia of the Power in action during the 2021 AFL Round 08 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on May 08, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Carlton have confirmed the signing of delisted Port Adelaide forward Orazio Fantasia.

Fantasia was cut from the Power this week after three seasons at Alberton, with his time back in South Australia hampered by injury.

The 28-year-old was traded to Port Adelaide by Essendon at the end of 2020 and will now join his third club in Carlton on a reported two-year deal.

The Blues announced the acquisition of Fantasia via delisted free agency on Thursday, with the small forward reuniting with former Power assistant and Carlton senior coach Michael Voss at Princes Park.

“We've had a clear focus this off-season to bring in versatile players who will add to our depth, push for senior selection and compete for multiple roles in the side,” Head of List Management Nick Austin said in a club statement.

“We know that strong competition for spots during the week at training, will be key to driving our performance each weekend.

“Orazio is a quality AFL footballer, he'll bring his extensive skillset into our environment and will have everything at his disposal to maximise that ability.

“When we sat down with Orazio during the off-season, one thing that was clear was his hunger to get back to senior football. Both we and Orazio see the strength he can bring to our front half.

“Along with the acquisition of Elijah Hollands, we have added ready-made, AFL-level talent who will hit day one of pre-season ready to push for senior selection.”

Fantasia is the fourth player to be signed as a delisted free agent in 2023, following Toby Pink (North Melbourne), Oscar McDonald (Fremantle) and Sam Naismith (Richmond).