MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Patrick Lipinski of the Bulldogs (R) and Rhylee West of the Bulldogs react during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval on September 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Fringe Western Bulldogs midfielder Patrick Lipinski has nominated Collingwood as his preferred destination after requesting a trade away from Whitten Oval.

The wingman has knocked back a reported three-year deal to seek a move to the Holden Centre.

Lipinski was often overlooked for selection and was only able to feaute in 11 games in 2021. This selection snubbing at the Bulldogs is not a new trend for Lipinski, as he has only been able to play 38 games in the last three years given the starved oppuntiunty.

However, the Bulldogs' loss is Collingwood's great gain.

The Magpies will welcome the addion of a young talented mideflider to add to their rebuliding list.

The need for youth to regenerate their current roster is high, as Collingwood moves into a new era under senior coach Craig Mcrae.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Patrick Lipinski of the Bulldogs celebrates during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Fremantle Dockers at Marvel Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Lipinski has dominated at VFL leval for many years and has proven to be able to hold his own at AFL level across promising glimpses. He can add to the Magpies' midfield roation but also offer as a role player up forawrd.

The versatility of the Bulldogs youngester would be the most appealing trait for McRae and the rest of the Collingwood coachng staff.

This trade may trun out to be the best transaction of the trade period given what Lipsiki has shown in his VFL perfomances.

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