Veteran Kangaroo Todd Goldstein has declared he wishes to play for Essendon in season 2024.
Following yet another season in the cellar, the ruckman expressed his desire for a trade during his recent exit meeting with North powerbrokers, however, until Monday, Goldstein was yet to officially nominate a club.
While trade winds had linked Goldstein with a move to Tullamarine to work under former head coach Brad Scott, the news only became official in the days after the grand final, with The Age's Michael Gleeson breaking the story.
According to Gleeson, Goldstein had undergone a medical with premiers Collingwood last Wednesday, however, the 315-gamer will instead don the sash rather than black and white bars next season.
Goldstein appears set to be joined by Roos defender Ben McKay in trading Arden Street for The Hangar, with the free agent officially nominating the Bombers as his new home ahead of last weekend's grand final.
Goldstein represented the Roos with aplomb after being selected with the 37th pick of the 2006 AFL Draft, with only Brent Harvey (432 games) and Drew Petrie (316) representing the club on more occasions.
Neither Goldstein, nor the North Melbourne or Essendon Football Clubs have made any public comment regarding any request.