MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL round 02 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on March 31, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Jake Stringer has completed his move to the Bombers in exchange for two second round draft picks.

Despite initially demanding a first round pick, the Bulldogs have settled for Essendon's pick 25 and pick 30.

“The move to Essendon is a great opportunity and new beginning for me both on and off the field,” Stringer said.

“I’m focused on being the best footballer, parent and person I can be, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity in front of me.

“I want to thank the Bulldogs, and their amazing fans, for the support they provided me over the past five years. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

“The most important people in my life are my two little girls, and I look forward to sharing this new journey with them.

“I’m excited about the opportunity at Essendon, they play a great brand of football, and I can’t wait to get in and start earning the respect of my new teammates who are determined to achieve success.”

In his five years at the Dogs, Stringer played 89 games and has kicked 160 goals, while averaging 12.8 disposals and 3.2 marks per game over his career.