Adelaide Crows CEO Andrew Fagan has told SEN SA Breakfast that fan favourite Eddie Betts is not on his way out of the club.
Recent reports have linked Betts to a move away from the Crows, with potential destinations including the Gold Coast and his former club Carlton.
However, Fagan dismissed this speculation, saying he was confident Betts would remain a Crow in 2020.
“I don’t really have an update on it,” said Fagan.
“He’s obviously contracted for 2020 and unless something changes, there’s not much more I can add.”
“We certainly haven’t put him on the trade table so unless something changes, I can’t really add more to that statement.”
While Fagan made it clear he believed the club still wanted Betts next season, he also said he believed Betts had not been his happiest at the club during the last few years.
“Look, I don’t think he’s probably enjoyed the last couple of years, as much as he’d like to, and he’s not alone in that,” he said.
“I think if you spoke to probably the majority of the playing group, they’d say the last couple of years haven’t been as exciting as 2016 or 2017 when we were more successful, so I think he shares in that.”
Betts kicked 37 goals for the Crows in 2019 in what was ultimately a disappointing season for the club.
As a result of this disappointing season the club has appointed an external panel including Hawthorn great Jason Dunstall and Fremantle champion Matthew Pavlich to conduct a review.
While Fagan says Betts won’t be moving, changes are expected at the club.