MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 7: Mitch McGovern of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round 03 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Following the news on Tuesday night that saw Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern request a trade, the Herald Sun’s Sam Edmund believes there’s one club clearly out in front in the race for the 23-year-old.

Carlton have been interested in McGovern for some time now, and Edmund believes the Blues have almost sealed the deal already.

“Everything you hear is Carlton, to the point where Carlton have got it done just about,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.

“That’s the jungle drums really loud that Carlton have stitched him up.”

However, the problem now for the Blues surrounds how they trade for the forward, with McGovern still having two years to run on his current contract.

The Crows are very interested in luring highly-rated youngster Jack Lukosius, and with the Blues owning pick one, the deal may need to involve the first pick of the draft.

“The touted number one pick is Jack Lukosius, he is a South Australian kid, you have to think the Crows would love to get their hands on him. How do they do that?” Edmund said.

“Carlton have the number one pick, so there is going to be all sorts of things coming and going around Adelaide’s pick seven maybe coming back the other way, obviously McGovern is involved.”



Adelaide receive: Pick 1
Carlton receive: Mitch McGovern, Pick 7

Who wins?