ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Mitch McGovern of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Adelaide Crows and the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval on May 5, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes has accused Adelaide’s Mitch McGovern of money grabbing by wanting to leave the Crows.

McGovern’s manager Colin Young yesterday said his client had “lost faith” in the Crows and both the player and the club decided the 23-year-old “wasn’t a fit for the Crows”.

However Cornes questioned how McGovern could have more faith in Carlton or the Gold Coast Suns, two teams who are interested in securing the forward.

“The two clubs that Mitch McGovern has been linked the most strongly to are Gold Coast and Carlton,” Cornes said on Sportsday SA radio.

“Carlton won two games. He can’t be serious, he cannot say that with a straight face, surely.”

Former Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight was also unimpressed by McGovern’s decision to leave the Crows.

“Excuse me. You are too busy trying to play the game, get a kick, and be good,” Blight said on FIVEaa

“Making assessments of a whole football club that has been around nearly 30 years, and has never bottomed out, and you’ve waned? Get over it.”

“How can you make a decision like that? Tell the truth: ‘I’m going for cash because I’m hungry for cash.’”