With the conclusion of the trade period just a week ago, we've taken a look at the players that may have flown under the radar and will have a larger impact on their new team than most might expect.

From time to time, we see a player move to a new club and thrive under the conditions of their new environment. The opportunity to try out a new role, playstyle, and chemistry at their new home has often meant for several players that they can play more freely.

With that, we have named our top five players from the trade period who may go to new levels or help their sides reach new heights.


1. James Jordon

Signed with Sydney as an unrestricted free agent from Melbourne.

Jordon adds crucial depth to the Swans, who seemed to be lacking expansive midfield options which became evident throughout the 2023 season.

While he may not be a starter in the midfield, Jordon can be a handy rotation from forward to midfield. With a greater amount of opportunities in different areas of the field, he can exercise his potential with contested work and outside polish.

He may allow players like Isaac Heeney to rotate throughout both parts of the ground more or see the Swans star play a more permanent role in his preferred position.