2020 Marsh Community Series - Adelaide v Gold Coast
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Brad Crouch of the Crows is tackled by Lachie Weller of the Suns during the 2020 Marsh Community Series match between the Adelaide Crows and the Gold Coast Suns at Flinders University Stadium on March 06, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Photos)

Crows star Brad Crouch could make a shock switch to crosstown rivals Port Adelaide, reports Seven.

The report states that the midfielder’s camp is weighing up the move to join the Power from 2021.

Crouch will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, meaning Adelaide has the right to match any offer he receives.

However, the Crows would likely give the 26-year old their blessing to move elsewhere as they conduct a rebuild.

If the Power’s deal is strong enough, the Crows could receive Pick 2 as compensation for his departure to bundle with their Pick 1.

“Crouch’s future has been a talking point all season and in the biggest sign yet he won[’t be at West Lakes next year, it is understood his management and his camp is considering or open to offers to join Port Adelaide,” reporter Theo Doropoulos said.

“Crouch is a restricted free agent and he has consistently said he wants to stay a Crow but given his injury history, the club won’t give him the five-year deal he has been chasing.

“It has forced him to look elsewhere. The 26-year-old loves living in Adelaide and would prefer to stay and a move across to Alberton makes sense for the star midfielder.

“It would give the Crows another first round pick they desperately want.”

Geelong and Richmond have also previously been linked to Crouch, with former teammate Patrick Dangerfield reportedly pushing to get him to the Cattery.

Crouch has been sidelined since Round 8 with a hamstring injury but could return in the next fortnight.

He is averaging 20.2 disposals and 4.6 clearances from eight games this season.