The Adelaide Crows are reportedly 'prepared' to offload a contracted key-position forward this off-season, provided they can source an apt replacement.

Forward Elliott Himmelberg is understood to be keen on a move to the GWS Giants, where his older brother, Harrison, plays his football.

The Crow, who managed just three AFL games in 2023, has never played more than 11 senior games in a single season across his seven-year league tenure.

He is slated to enter restricted free agency at the end of next season, with his current West Lakes contract expiring in 2024.

Himmelberg, who desires the prospect of playing alongside his brother, is GWS' main trade target this year, according to a News Corp report on Tuesday.


Elliott Himmelberg and Andrew Phillips during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

The Giants outperformed expectations during coach Adam Kingsley's maiden season in charge of the Western Sydney club, winning 13 home-and-away games to finish the regular season in seventh position, before going on to win two finals against St Kilda and Port Adelaide.

Harrison Himmelberg, who has played all 152 of his AFL games as a Giant, in August put pen to paper on a lucrative six-year contract extension, tying his future to the Harbour City until at least the end of the 2029 campaign.

The Himmelbergs grew up in the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga, with Elliott playing his junior football for Redland in the NEAFL before being drafted to the Crows as a third-rounder in 2016.

In addition to a potential Himmelberg departure this year, Adelaide appears to have Tom Doedee dealings to juggle, with the off-contract defender thought to be weighing interest from Grand Finalists Brisbane and Collingwood.

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This year's player exchange space opens on October 9, just days after the free agency period commences on October 6.