Two-time Fremantle best and fairest winner Lachie Neale has officially joined the Lions, after the two parties agreed a deal on Wednesday.
Brisbane were finally able to send over a suitable deal in return for Neale, after completing a pick swap with the Suns under an hour before the Neale deal became official.
Trade paperwork officially lodged.
Fremantle trade Lachie Neale and Rd 2 (30) (on traded from Port Adelaide) to the Brisbane Lions for Rd 1 (6) (on traded from Port Adelaide), Rd 1 (19) (on traded from the Gold Coast Suns) and Rd 3 (55) (on traded from Geelong).
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The Lions have traded pick 6, pick 19 and 55 in return for the 25-year-old, who was the Dockers’ best player this season.
The 25-year-old’s move east is set to kickstart a number of trades, with Jesse Hogan, Steven May and Dayne Beams all set to move this afternoon.