SPRING-HEELED Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern has requested a trade.

He is contracted until the end of 2020. 

Football manager Brett Burton said the club would consider the trade, but only if the compensation was worthy of a swap being done.

"We are open-minded and happy to explore the options available with Mitch and his manager," Burton told afc.com.au.

"However, the needs of the club will be held as a high priority in any possible negotiation, especially given he is a contracted player."

Crows coach Don Pyke said on Friday McGovern hadn't given any indication he wanted to leave the club

McGovern signed a three-year deal 12 months ago, after rival clubs showed interest in the West Australian.

The 23-year-old recently had surgery on both ankles.

He played 12 games this year, missing a big chunk of the season with a high ankle sprain after the round eight Showdown.

The Crows are keen to land local talent Jack Lukosius, who will be available at this year's NAB AFL Draft and could be selected at the No.1 selection, which Carlton currently hold.