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Crows hold firm on Cameron as Lions prowl


Adelaide are refusing to blink first in the staring contest with Brisbane over want-away Crows speedster Charlie Cameron.

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Adelaide list manager Justin Reid continued to push the line that Cameron is a required player today, while the Lions maintain they are having fruitful discussions on a potential trade.

The Crows have four first-round draft picks over the next two years following yesterday’s Jake Lever trade – No.10 and 16 this year, and their own and Melbourne’s first call in 2018.

In addition to this year’s No.1 pick, Brisbane currently hold picks 12, 18 and 19, which would come into play in a move for Cameron.

His manager Colin Young has done his best to crowbar his client out of West Lakes.

Young has stated Cameron will never sign a new deal after his current contract runs out at the end of next season, and won’t be happy if he is held to his contract.

“I try not to get caught up in the emotion of it too much … we have a really good relationship with Col and Charlie,” Reid told AFL Trade Radio on Friday.

“I know Charlie, if he was at our football club next year which we expect, then he’ll come with the right attitude and we know we’ll put our arms around him and he’ll play good football.

“A lot can change in the next week or 24 hours, let alone 12 months, so I think we’ll worry about that over the next 12 months.”

The Lever trade was one of three deals done on Thursday as the trade period sprang to life after three days of inaction.

Greater Western Sydney sent Devon Smith to Essendon for pick No.11 and a swap of later picks – and Port Adelaide traded Jarman Impey to Hawthorn for a second-round pick and a further swap of later selections.

Fremantle completed the fourth official move of the trade window on Friday when Hayden Crozier moved to the Western Bulldogs for pick 40.


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