It’s official – Joe Daniher has signed with the Brisbane Lions.

The Lions lodged their offer for the 26-year old on Friday afternoon, which is reportedly a thee-year deal.

Essendon have opted not to match the offer and will receive a first-round pick as compensation – currently No. 7 overall.

Daniher has played just 15 games over the past three seasons after being hampered by groin injuries, but now gets a fresh start at Brisbane and has been buoyed by the Lions’ medical department.

AFL free agency opened on Friday.