Richmond's Graham in talks with Crows
Angus Graham. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
RICHMOND looks to have secured a trade for Angus Graham with the 25-year-old today holding talks with Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson with a view to signing on with the Crows.
A deal should be finalised by the weekend with the Crows taking Graham and the Tigers' third round draft pick (No. 50) in return for their second-round pick (No. 40). Adelaide has also indicated it will hand the Tigers the compensation selection it will receive for Chris Knights.
Graham's departure is expected to see Richmond on the lookout for another more mature ruckman to support Ivan Maric with Tyrone Vickery's return next season also bolstering the club's ruck stocks.
Richmond will now go into the National Draft with selections 9, 29, 31 and 40 and has also secured restricted free agent Troy Chaplin from Port along with Knights from the Crows.
The Crows have come under fire from their fans who have bombarded social media over the prospect of trading the out-of-contract Kurt Tippett to the Swans in exchange for Jesse White and Sydney's first-round pick (No. 22). That deal has not yet been finalised.