Tippett flies from Crows, but not clear where

Kurt Tippett has walked from Adelaide, telling the Crows he wants a trade as several clubs vie for the talented forward.

Collingwood, the Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast and even 2012 premier Sydney have all expressed interest in the 25-year-old.

Tippett told the Crows this morning that he would seek a trade with a rival club in this month's trade period.

Adelaide's head of list management and recruiting, David Noble, said although he was disappointed he assured supporters the club would do everything it can to "engineer a positive" trade.

"I can assure members and supporters that the club (including players and coaches) could not have done any more to try to convince Kurt to stay with our club," Noble said.

"In addition, we believe that our club has provided Kurt with an outstanding learning environment after drafting him as an extremely inexperienced 18-year old in 2006.

"On top of this we have always put Kurt's best interests at the forefront as well as remunerating him at the top end of our player payments scale.

"The club has now reassessed the current list and will continue its strategy to make sure the team's needs are met so the improved performances of 2012 continue."

Crows star Patrick Dangerfield accused Tippett of not committing to Adelaide's ambitions.

"Disappointing day for the AFC. Club has done everything it could. But you have to want to be apart (sic) of where we are going," Dangerfield posted on Twitter.

Tippet played 104 AFL games for Adelaide and kicked 188 goals, including 39 this season. He booted four goals in the Crows' loss to Hawthorn in the preliminary final.

Drafted from Queensland with pick 32 at the 2006 national draft, he made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2008 season.

with AAP


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