Adelaide has confirmed the trade request on wantaway Crow Shane McAdam, detailing that the 28-year-old holds the desire to be a Demon in 2024.

Last week, McAdam dropped a bomb at West Lakes, declaring that he would not sign a multi-yeared extension with the Crows, instead stating he wished to be traded to Melbourne.

As pressed in an official club statement on Thursday, Adelaide confirmed that while they had been keen to retain the Halls Creek native's services, the club would begin work on a befitting trade.

"Adelaide forward Shane McAdam has informed the Club of his desire to be traded to the Melbourne Football Club," said statement read.

"The Crows were keen to retain McAdam and he had been offered a contract during the season, as he is viewed as an important player.

"Adelaide will work to secure the best possible outcome during the trade period which begins on October 9."

At present, Melbourne is currently armed with picks 5, 15, 24, 34 and 89 at the 2023 AFL Draft, while Adelaide holds the 9th, 20th, 23rd, 47th and 83rd in return.

It is yet to be seen whether any active players will be involved in any potential trade, but with Adelaide seeking to shore up their stocks behind the ball, Dees defender Adam Tomlinson is a name that could soon be floated.

Should McAdam's trade wish be granted, he will join family on Olympic Boulevard next season, with half-brother Ash Johnson already calling Collingwood home.