MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Brad Crouch of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Billy Longer of the Saints during the round 6 AFL match between St Kilda and Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Reigning Adelaide best and fairest winner Brad Crouch yesterday said he would consider leaving the club at the end of the season as a free agent.

Speaking on SEN SA Breakfast today, Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes believes that two Victorian clubs could be prime suitors for the star midfielder.

St Kilda has been spoken about. I think Carlton could definitely use Brad Crouch’s services, I think they need help in the midfield there for Patrick Cripps,” he said.

“They’ve probably got the money there, they had a big crack at Dylan Shiel and didn’t land him. I think Carlton would probably pay $650,000 at four years, but it’s going to be touch and go.

Both St Kilda and Carlton could benefit from having Crouch at their clubs, with Cornes touching on his consistency and toughness during a difficult year for the Crows.

“I think there’s a body of work over eight years that you know what you’re going to get from Brad Crouch,” he said.

“He won the best and fairest last year and has been serviceable this year in a tough situation even though the club isn’t performing.

Adelaide has failed to register a win this season, with Cornes believing that both Crouch and he club might benefit from him not featuring again this season.

“I don’t think there’s anything to gain for Brad Crouch playing the rest of the year and I’m not sure how Crows fans would handle that, but I don’t know what the benefit is for him.”

Crouch has played every game for the Crows this season, averaging 22.4 disposals and 5.1 clearances.