MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Marcus Adams of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval on August 7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs defender Marcus Adams has requested a trade to the Brisbane Lions according to the Herald Sun, despite having two years to run on his current deal.

The key defender has had an injury-plagued start to his career, having played just 27 games across his three seasons at the Kennel.

Given his current contract, the Dogs have the upper hand in the trade, although the Lions will be keen to bring him to Brisbane to add depth to their backline.

Brisbane have picks 22 and 40, which could be used to lure the 25-year-old up north.