THE BRISBANE Lions are in pole position to add Crows speedster Charlie Cameron to their list for the 2018 season.
Cameron's manager Colin Young confirmed on NAB AFL Trade Radio late Friday afternoon the 23-year-old had informed the club he wished to be traded to Brisbane for compassionate reasons.
The small forward is still under contract with the Crows until the end of 2018, but Young believes both clubs are in a position to facilitate the trade.
"It's a fairly simple one with Charlie, about twelve months ago (Andrew) McDougall, myself and Charlie met and he mentioned that at the end of his contract with the Crows he might want to go home to Brisbane," Young said.
"Knowing the club he's chosen is Brisbane who probably do have some really good picks for draft may assist getting the deal done.
"It could be quite an interesting trade period for the Crows and they could probably set themselves up for the next ten years."
Cameron was born in Mt Isa, but moved to Brisbane in his senior schooling years. He was selected by the Crows with pick No.7 in the rookie draft.
"Family and friends are number one for him and that (Brisbane) is where he feels more comfortable living and that will certainly assist his football going forward," Young said.
"In Charlie's own words he didn't have the greatest year, he didn't feel comfortable with the year living in Adelaide and that was certainly a factor to go home."
Young is also poised to ensure two more of his clients, Brandon Matera and Nathan Wilson, return home to WA and play for Fremantle.
"From preliminary discussions it all seems to be flowing pretty well," Young said.
"I'm pretty confident they'll both get home."
Get the AFL Trader sent to your inbox
Every weekday evening during Trade Period we'll send you a bite-sized email wrap of the day's biggest trade stories.
We'll only tell you what you really need to know, plus exclusive insights and scoops from our Trade reporters.
Enter your email address here to get the AFL Trader in your inbox every weeknight:
Having trouble on the app? Click here to set up your subscription. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in the footer of AFL Trader emails.