With a number of big-name players moving clubs, AFL legend Matthew Lloyd has named his top five players who will make the biggest impact at their new clubs in 2021.

When talking on AFL Trade Radio, Lloyd spoke about St Kilda forward Dan Butler, who he believes had the biggest impact at his new club this year.

Butler joined the Saints after leaving the Tigers in last year's trade period and finished in the top three in the club's best and fairest count.

“Today it’s about the biggest impact of all the players that have been traded. I know some of these deals haven’t gone through yet,” Lloyd told AFL Trade Radio.

“Dan Butler may have been the biggest impact player from last year’s trade period, so it’s about who I believe will have the biggest impact for their club in 2021.

“Some good players have been left out. I’ve left out Josh Dunkley, I’ve left out Adam Treloar, I’ve left out Isaac Smith, I’ve left out Ben Brown, but these are the players I believe will have the biggest impact.”

4. Shaun Higgins (Geelong)

“I reckon this bloke is an absolute gun. I think Higgins is a super player and for whatever reason I think his role changed at North Melbourne, but he’s been a super player for North Melbourne.”

“I think he’ll step into this Geelong team and he’s an upgrade on what Gary Ablett was this year. I think he can be top four or five this year in their best and fairest and help them win a premiership.”