GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Corey Ellis of the Tigers celebrates a goal during the round 19 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Richmond Tigers at Metricon Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Former 2014 first round draft pick, Corey Ellis, is set to be dealt to Gold Coast, alongside fellow Tiger Anthony Miles.

After four senior games in 2018, and 27 total games for Richmond, Ellis is likely to sign a two-year deal that should see an increase in playing time for the left-footer.

Able to play on the wing or off half-back, Ellis was unable to force his way into the Richmond team as a regular, filling in rarely for the remarkably healthy Tigers outfit.

It is important to remember these proposed trades to Gold Coast will not factor into the Tom Lynch deal in Free Agency, and will be a separate deal.

The Gold Coast roster looks set for further change, as George Horlin-Smith looks set to move from Geelong, and Gold Coast pair Steven May and Aaron Hall may leave the Suns for moves to Victorian clubs.

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  1. Isn’t it about time that the AFL introduced a protective barrier for draft recruits ?
    no point having a system that pushes the best young picks to the lower ranked clubs if they are only being babysat for 3 years and then they moving to the clubs of choice. Compensation picks in trade are a good start but there should also be consideration for the 3 years of development that the original clubs put into them.
    How about a $$$ compensation linked to the years and salary paid at the original club?
    The transfer could be a combination of an agreed draft pick (negotiated between the two clubs) and a fee for each of the years of development on their original contract – possibly 50-75% of the salary for each of the 3 years.

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