AFL trade period rumours: updated preview of every club’s news, plans, draft picks, delistings, retirements

The 2022 AFL trade period officially kicks off on Monday morning in what is shaping as one of the biggest in history with a host of big-name players expected to change clubs.

Who is your club targeting? Who are they willing to let go? Who is out of contract? What draft picks does your club have? Check out our comprehensive preview of your club’s trade plans below.

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Adelaide

Draft picks: 5, 23, 78

List changes: Luke Brown (retired)

Out of contract: James Borlase, Ben Davis (unrestricted free agent), Billy Frampton, Luke Nankervis, Tariek Newchurch, James Rowe, Brett Turner

Who’s coming? The Crows will land Izak Rankine from Gold Coast on a monster five-year deal reportedly worth over $800,000 a season. They will almost certainly have to part with at least pick 5 to get the trade done, but the Suns will likely ask for more in what could be tense trade discussions.

Who’s going? Out-of-contract tall Billy Frampton has been linked to a move to Collingwood. The 25-year-old joined the Crows from Port Adelaide at the end of 2019, but has only managed 21 games across three seasons and was used predominantly as a defender this year. All-Australian midfielder Matt Crouch is contracted for next year but it will be a surprise if he is still at the club after he was dropped three times this year. Fischer McAsey, the No.6 draft pick from 2019, is contracted but has been linked to a move to Carlton.

Billy Frampton appears set to join Collingwood. Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Brisbane

Draft picks: 15, 34, 45, 70, 88

List changes: Mitchell Cox, Mitch Robinson, Ely Smith, Deividas Uosis (all delisted); Mitch Robinson (retired)

Out of contract: Callum Ah Chee, Thomas Berry, Tom Fullarton, Ryan Lester (unrestricted free agent), Connor McFadyen, Daniel McStay (unrestricted free agent)

Who’s coming? The Lions are set to secure the services of star Bulldog Josh Dunkley on a reported six-year deal at over $700,000 a year and Hawthorn free agent Jack Gunston. But complicating things is how they get these deals done. The Lions will need plenty of draft capital to match a bid on father-son prospect Will Ashcroft, who is shaping as the No.1 pick. They also have another potential father-son recruit in Jaspa Fletcher, who is rated as a top-30 prospect. If they sign Gunston as a free agent then they’ll lose the compensation pick they are set to get for Dan McStay’s departure. All that leaves the Lions in a delicate position.

Who’s going? Free agent Dan McStay will join Collingwood on a reported five-year deal worth around $600,000 a year. Youngster Tom Berry has requested a trade to Gold Coast, while Deven Robertson is attracting interest from West Coast despite having a year to run on his contract. The Lions might be forced to trade the 21-year-old to get in more draft capital for Dunkley and their father-son prospects. Dayne Zorko and Darcy Gardiner are going nowhere after signing new deals, but first-team regular Callum Ah Chee remains unsigned and could be used as trade bait.

Dan McStay is all but certain to depart the Lions. Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Carlton

Draft picks: 10, 29, 63, 65, 83

List changes: Will Hayes, Oscar McDonald, Jack Newnes, Luke Parks, Liam Stocker, Tom Williamson (all delisted)

Out of contract: Ed Curnow (unrestricted free agent), Will Setterfield, Lachie Fogarty

Who’s coming? The Blues are likely to land winger Blake Acres from Fremantle on a three-year deal. They have also been linked to a trade for Adelaide key defender Fischer McAsey. The No.6 draft pick from 2019 hasn’t played a senior game since his debut year and is reportedly keen on a move to get more senior opportunities.

Who’s going? Veteran Ed Curnow is likely to stay put, but Will Setterfield will have to wait until after the trade period to see if there is a spot for him. Setterfield played 13 games this year including the final five and is reportedly attracting interest from rival clubs.

Will Setterfield faces an uncertain future at Carlton. Credit: Chris Hyde/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Collingwood

Draft picks: 16, 43, 48, 49, 89

List changes: Callum Brown, Tyler Brown, Isaac Chugg, Liam McMahon (all delisted); Jordan Roughead (retired)

Out of contract: Oliver Henry, Jack Madgen, Caleb Poulter

Who’s coming? The Magpie are set to be one of the biggest players in this year’s trade period. Brisbane free agent Dan McStay is all but locked in to join Collingwood on a reported five-year deal worth over $600,000 a season. The Pies are also seen as the frontrunners to secure classy Giant Bobby Hill and Adelaide swingman Billy Frampton. Despite the salary cap struggles in previous years, the Magpies have also been incredibly linked to Hawthorn star Tom Mitchell and Gold Coast midfielder Brayden Fiorini.

Who’s going? Star ruckman Brodie Grundy, who is contracted until the end of 2027, appears more likely to depart with Melbourne seen as his likely destination. The Pies will reportedly pay up to $300,000 of his monster salary. Ollie Henry has requested a trade to Geelong to paly alongside brother Jack, but the Pies are desperate to keep the talented youngster. Jordan De Goey knocked back St Kilda to stay at the club on a five-year deal.

Will Brodie Grundy depart the Pies? Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Essendon

Draft picks: 4, 22, 41, 59, 77

List changes: Tom Cutler, Tom Hird, Garrett McDonagh (all delisted); Michael Hurley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Devon Smith (all retired)

Out of contract: Cody Brand, Joshua Eyre, Aaron Francis, Brayden Ham, Cian McBride, Jye Menzie, Alec Waterman (unrestricted free agent)

Who’s coming? The Bombers have plenty of cash to splash and could be eyeing off a big play in this year’s trade period. They have been linked to Gold Coast’s Jack Bowes in a ‘salary dump’ move that could see the Dons also land the Suns’ first pick. New coach Brad Scott has already reportedly met with Bowes. The Bombers are also circling Suns tall Josh Corbett, while young Saint Jack Bytel has loosely been linked.

Who’s going? Defender Aaron Francis is out of contract with 7NEWS reporter Mitch Cleary revealing Sydney are interested. The No.6 pick from 2015 has struggled to nail down a senior spot, playing just four games this year. Skipper Dyson Heppell recently inked a new deal amid interest from Gold Coast.

Will Aaron Francis seek a fresh start away from Essendon? Credit: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

Fremantle

Draft picks: 13, 73, 86

List changes: Connor Blakely, Joel Western (both delisted); David Mundy (retired)

Out of contract: Blake Acres, Mitch Crowden (unrestricted free agent), Sebit Kuek, Griffin Logue

Who’s coming? The big one here is Melbourne ruckman Luke Jackson, who has requested a trade home to Western Australia after three seasons at the Demons where he won a premiership and the Rising Star award. The Dockers have long been considered the frontrunners for Jackson, but they will still have to satisfy the Demons in a trade, while West Coast remain interested onlookers. The Dockers have also been linked to Suns pair Jeremy Sharp and Josh Corbett.

Who’s going? The Dockers look set to part ways with a number of first-team regulars in a busy off-season. Uncontracted swingman Griffin Logue and midfielder Darcy Tucker have both requested trades to North Melbourne. Winger Blake Acres appears set to join Carlton, while Rory Lobb had his trade request denied, although it wouldn’t surprise to see him get his desired wish to join the Bulldogs. Contracted ruckman Lloyd Meek is another garnering interest, while Liam Henry might seek a move for more senior opportunities.

Rory Lobb wants out, but will the Dockers let him go? Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Geelong

Draft picks: 18, 37, 47, 52, 55, 61, 91

List changes: Francis Evans, Quinton Narkle, Nick Stevens, Paul Tsapatolis, Zane Williams (all delisted); Luke Dahlhaus, Shaun Higgins, Joel Selwood (all retired)

Out of contract: Zach Guthrie, Tom Hawkins, Gary Rohan Sam Simpson, Zach Tuohy

Who’s coming? The Cats missed out on key target Jacob Hopper, but appear the likely destination for fellow Giant Tanner Bruhn. The 20-year-old, who has played 30 games since being taken with pick 12 in the 2020 national draft, wants a move back to Victoria. Young Pie Ollie Henry, the brother of versatile defender Jack, has also requested a trade to the Cats. Henry fell out of favour in the second half of the year, but still managed 21 goals. The Cats are also in the mix for Jack Bowes and could land the Sun and pick No.7 in a salary dump. Irishman Conor McKenna has also been linked to the club as he eyes a return to the AFL two years since departing Essendon.

Who’s going? Premiership captain Joel Selwood bowed out on the ultimate high, while Shaun Higgins and Luke Dahlhaus also retired. Fellow veterans Tom Hawkins, Gary Rohan and Zach Tuohy are all set to play on. Midfielder Quinton Narkle and small forward Francis Evans were among the delisted and could find new homes elsewhere.

Quinton Narkle may depart the Cats in search of more opportunities. Credit: Martin Keep/Getty Images

Gold Coast

Draft picks: 7, 25, 32, 35, 44, 53, 68, 71, 80

List changes: Matt Conroy, Jez McLennan, Patrick Murtagh, Rhys Nicholls (all delisted)

Out of contract: Chris Burgess, Levi Casboult (unrestricted free agent), Charlie Constable (unrestricted free agent), Josh Corbett, Oskar Faulkead, Oleg Markov, Hewego Paul Oea, Izak Rankine

Who’s coming? St Kilda hardnut Ben Long has requested a trade to the Suns, but that might be the only arrival as the club looks to reset their salary cap situation. The Suns have also been linked to delisted Docker Connor Blakely.

Who’s going? The big one here is Izak Rankine, who will join Adelaide on a monster deal reportedly worth around $4million over five years. Jeremy Sharp and Josh Corbett have been linked to a move to Fremantle, while Jack Bowes is also exploring his options despite having two years to run on his contract. The Suns are reportedly prepared to package up their first pick with Bowes in a ‘salary dump’ style trade. Brayden Fiorini is another who could depart in a similar trade.

Izak Rankine has accepted a big-money offer from Adelaide. Credit: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

Greater Western Sydney

Draft picks: 3, 21, 40, 58, 60, 76

List changes: Matt de Boer (retired); Jarrod Brander, Zach Sproule, Jake Stein (all delisted)

Out of contract: Tanner Bruhn, Bobby Hill, Xavier O’Halloran, Will Shaw (unrestricted free agent), Tim Taranto

Who’s coming? The Giants will land Toby Bedford from Melbourne in a big boost to their forward line. The speedster should slot straight into the Giants’ best 22 after being mainly used as the substitute this year for the Demons.

Who’s going? Plenty to see here with gun midfielders Tim Taranto and Jacob Hopper both requesting trades to Richmond. Young gun Tanner Bruhn is also set to depart with Geelong is likely destination, while classy forward Bobby Hill, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year, has his sights set on a move to Collingwood.

Tim Taranto and Jacob Hopper will both depart the Giants. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Hawthorn

Draft picks: 6, 24, 50, 62, 79

List changes: Jackson Callow, Connor Downie, Kyle Hartigan, Daniel Howe, Tom Phillips (all delisted); Ben McEvoy, Liam Shiels (both retired)

Out of contract: Jack Gunston (unrestricted free agent), Seamus Mitchell, Josh Morris, Jack Saunders

Who’s coming? Port Adelaide winger Karl Amon joined the Hawks as a restricted free agent on a deal worth around $650,000 per year for four or five years. Contracted Fremantle ruckman Lloyd Meek is reportedly keen on a move to the Hawks and could be a valuable addition given Ben McEvoy’s retirement. The Hawks are also in the mix for Jack Bowes from Gold Coast.

Who’s going? 7NEWS reporter Mitch Cleary revealed Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell is exploring a move with Collingwood monitoring the situation. The star midfielder is contracted for next year and might still remain at the club. Free agent Jack Gunston has expressed his desire to join the Lions and it might be via a trade.

Will Tom Mitchell depart the Hawks and join a third club? Credit: Steve Bell/Getty Images

Melbourne

Draft picks: 33, 42, 51, 64, 69, 87

List changes: Fraser Rosman (delisted); Mitch Brown, Majak Daw (both retired)

Out of contract: Oskar Baker, Toby Bedford, Michael Hibberd, Jayden Hunt (unrestricted free agent), Luke Jackson, Jake Melksham

Who’s coming? The Demons are eyeing contracted Collingwood big man Brodie Grundy in a massive move that could pair the two best ruckmen of the past decade. But how exactly Grundy and Max Gawn play in the same team remains to be seen.

Who’s going? Star youngster Luke Jackson has requested a trade home to Western Australia in a hammer blow to the Demons. But they should expect a decent return for the prodigiously talented tall, who turns 21 next week and already has a premiership and a rising star to his name. Toby Bedford has requested a trade to the GWS Giants, while Jayden Hunt appears set to join West Coast as a free agent.

Luke Jackson has requested a trade home to Western Australia. Credit: Getty Images

North Melbourne

Draft picks: 1, 56, 67, 74 plus 2023 R2, 2023 R3 picks that must be traded

List changes: Kyron Hayden, Matt McGuinness, Patrick Walker (all delisted); Tom Lynch (retired)

Out of contract: Jed Anderson, Atu Bosenavulagi, Kayne Turner (unrestricted free agent), Josh Walker (unrestricted free agent)

Who’s coming? The Kangaroos were given a future second and third-round pick that must be traded this year as part of their AFL assistance package. Those picks could help them land Dockers pair Griffin Logue and Darcy Tucker as they look to add more experience to their rebuilding list. The Roos have also been linked to St Kilda veteran Bradley Hill as they have plenty of cap space to accommodate his hefty salary. They could also leverage their pre-season draft pick to swoop on an out-of-contract player.

Who’s going? The Roos did well to lock in Cam Zurhaar to a new deal, while No.1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis appears set to remain at the club next year despite a tough debut season. Jed Anderson curiously remains unsigned despite playing 14 games this year after a delayed start to his season. The Roos will also listen to offers for pick No.1.

Will Jed Anderson still be at North next year? Credit: Morgan Hancock/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Port Adelaide

Draft picks: 8, 27, 56, 67, 74

List changes: Sam Mayes, Taj Schofield, Sam Skinner (all delisted); Robbie Gray, Steven Motlop (both retired)

Out of contract: Trent Dumont (unrestricted free agent), Martin Frederick, Jed McEntee

Who’s coming? The Power are set to land talented Eagle Junior Rioli in a massive boost to their small forward stocks. They have also been linked to another small forward in delisted Cat Francis Evans. Contracted Geelong big man Esava Ratugolea toured the club during the week and could be recruited as a key defender. After missing out on Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley, the Power tried to lure Jack Graham, but the 24-year-old is now set to stay at the Tigers.

Who’s going? Free agent Karl Amon, who polled the most Brownlow votes at the Power, has joined the Hawks with the Power gaining pick No.27 as compensation. Contracted ruckman Sam Hayes, who fell out of favour despite the injury to Scott Lycett, could be tempted by a move in search of greater opportunities. Martin Frederick is without a contract and may seek a move elsewhere.

Karl Amon will sign with the Hawks. Credit: Getty Images

Richmond

Draft picks: 12, 19, 31, 85

List changes: Matt Parker (delisted); Josh Caddy, Shane Edwards, Kane Lambert (all retired)

Out of contract: Jake Aarts, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Will Martyn, Bigoa Nyuon (unrestricted free agent), Sydney Stack

Who’s coming? The Tigers are set for a giant double play by landing Tim Taranto and Jacob Hopper on massive deals. They will likely have to part with a stack of draft picks to satisfy GWS in a trade.

Who’s going? There was mid-season chatter surrounding Dustin Martin but any move away from Tigerland now seems unlikely. With two gun midfielders coming in, Jack Graham weighed up strong interest from Port Adelaide, but decided to remain at the club. Riley Collier-Dawkins is another who will move further down the midfield pecking order and could seek a trade elsewhere.

Jack Graham is a chance to leave the Tigers. Credit: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

St Kilda

Draft picks: 9, 28, 46, 82

List changes: Darragh Joyce, Dean Kent (both delisted); Jarryn Geary, Dan Hannebery, Paddy Ryder (all retired)

Out of contract: Ryan Byrnes, Jack Bytel, Thomas Highmore, Jarrod Lienert (unrestricted free agent), Ben Long, Mason Wood (unrestricted free agent)

Who’s coming? The Saints missed out on Collingwood free agent Jordan De Goey, but appear to have cash to splash if another opportunity presents. They could be in the market for a ruckman given Paddy Ryder’s retirement and Jack Hayes’ long-term injury.

Who’s going? Hardnut Ben Long has requested a trade to Gold Coast, while the Saints are reportedly happy for Bradley Hill to depart as it will free up plenty of salary cap space. Jack Bytel is unsigned and could seek greater opportunity elsewhere.

Bradley Hill could join a rare group of players to have played for four clubs if he departs St Kilda. Credit: Graham Denholm/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Sydney

Draft picks: 14, 17, 36, 72, 90

List changes: Barry O’Connor, Lewis Taylor (all delisted); Josh Kennedy, Colin O’Riordan, Callum Sinclair (all retired)

Out of contract: James Bell, Ryan Clarke, Harry Cunningham (unrestricted free agent), Will Gould, Jake Lloyd (unrestricted free agent), Sam Naismith (unrestricted free agent), Sam Reid (unrestricted free agent), Ben Ronke

Who’s coming? The Swans have been relatively quiet in the trade space, although they have been linked to out-of-favour Bomber Aaron Francis.

Who’s going? Important tall Sam Reid is set to ink a one-year deal, but star defender Jake Lloyd remains unsigned, although it’s hard to see him leaving. Fellow free agent Harry Cunningham could assess his options after falling out of favour this year.

Harry Cunningham remains without a contract at Sydney. Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

West Coast

Draft picks: 2, 20, 26, 39, 75

List changes: Hugh Dixon, Tom Joyce, Jackson Nelson (all delisted); Josh Kennedy, Jack Redden (all retired)

Out of contract: Shannon Hurn (unrestricted free agent), Declan Mountford, Patrick Naish (unrestricted free agent), Junior Rioli, Zane Trew, Connor West

Who’s coming? The Eagles are set to land Jayden Hunt from Melbourne as a free agent. The Eagles will be keeping tabs on the Luke Jackson trade and might try to swoop in if there’s no progress between the Dockers and Demons. Could West Coast make a big play for Brisbane youngster Deven Robertson given the Lions’ need for more draft picks?

Who’s going? The Eagles were furious Junior Rioli requested a trade to Port Adelaide, but he looms as the only big-name departure unless they want to get creative and offload an experienced player for more draft picks. Veterans Shannon Hurn is likely to play on, but Jack Redden called it a day despite hitting a contract trigger for next year.

Junior Rioli has requested a trade to Port Adelaide. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Western Bulldogs

Draft picks: 11, 30, 38, 66, 84

List changes: None yet

Out of contract: Louis Butler, Zaine Cordy (unrestricted free agent), Josh Dunkley, Stefan Martin (unrestricted free agent), Charlie Parker, Josh Schache, Mitch Wallis (unrestricted free agent)

Who’s coming? Former Carlton defender Liam Jones will return to his original home at the Bulldogs after taking a year off due to his vaccination status. Fremantle big man Rory Lobb wants a trade to the Dogs, but it remains to be seen whether the Dockers allow him to leave.

Who’s going? Star midfielder Josh Dunkley will join the Lions in a massive blow to the Dogs’ midfield stocks. The club will demand a high price after the 25-year-old just won the best and fairest. Jason Johannisen was attracting interest from Gold Coast, but signed a new deal to remain at the Dogs.

Josh Dunkley has requested a trade to Brisbane. Credit: Getty Images

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