MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies and Peter Ladhams of the Power compete for the ball during the 2021 AFL Round 10 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Port Adelaide Power at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 23, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Port Adelaide ruck-forward Peter Ladhams is on the lookout for a new home after being told by the Power that he should consider a move elsewhere this trade period.

The 23-year-old is contracted for next year, but is a victim of a crowded Port forward-line.

Scott Lycett is the first-choice ruck, and key forwards Charlie Dixon (two years), Todd Marshall (one year) and Mitch Georgiades (two years) are all locked in for the foreseeable future.

These five clubs may consider making a move for the Norwood product:


1. Sydney

The Swans were reportedly seriously interested in Ladhams last year, before trading for then-Eagles ruck Tom Hickey.

Despite the success that came from acquiring Hickey, the 30-year-old is nearing the latter stages of his career and Sydney could once again be in the market for a tall.

Callum Sinclair (31 years of age) just signed a one-year extension at the Swans despite managing just four senior games in 2021, while Sam Naismith (29) has had a luckless run with injuries over the course of the past two seasons.

Acquiring Ladhams could free up the likes of Lance Franklin, Logan McDonald, and Hayden McLean, as well as assist Hickey in the ruck.

However, it remains to be seen whether the Swans have an interest in trading for Ladhams in 2021.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Callum Sinclair of the Swans and Toby Nankervis of the Tigers compete in a ruck contest during the 2018 AFL round 15 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)