Following Wednesday’s reports from AFL.com.au that Crouch was keeping an open mind about trade talks, the Saints have revealed to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old.
“In my situation at the moment I haven’t had any contact with any clubs other than Adelaide,” Crouch told 5AA.
“Like a lot of different players would have experienced throughout the whole AFL, other clubs can go to your management and say, even three years out of contract or in contract, and go ‘is Brad happy? Would he think about coming to wherever for this and that?’
“That sort of thing happens all the time. That’s happened to my manager.
“They (St Kilda) have spoken to my manager, but that’s just ‘How’s Brad going?’. That’s all it is.
“My manager said straight away ‘Brad’s enjoying himself at the footy club and just wants to play footy’.
“That’s the way it comes out in the media … but it creates a headline. It’s virtually nothing.”
The former North Ballarat junior will become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2020 season if nothing can be finalised.
Crouch has enjoyed an injury-less 2019, where he is on track to play a full season for the first time in his career.
Currently averaging 30.8 disposals and 5.7 clearances a game for an under-performing Crows outfit, Crouch will likely attract a great deal of interest from Victorian clubs if talks with Adelaide are put on hold.
Crouch will run out with the Crows on Saturday night against St Kilda at home, as the club’s finals hopes remain fragile heading into the last month of the home and away season.