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ADELAIDE speedster Charlie Cameron has made it clear he won't be re-signing with the Crows beyond 2018 if a trade can't be done with the Brisbane Lions during this year's NAB AFL Trade Period.

The Crows are intent on the 23-year-old fulfilling the final year of his contract after he requested to join the Lions to be closer to his family.

Cameron's manager Colin Young told radio station FIVEaa he still held out hope a deal could be struck. 

"Andrew (McDougall) and I spoke to (Cameron) this morning and he was fairly disappointed, but we just explained it's the nature of the beast and we just move forward," Young said. 

"We've got 10 days to try and get something done.

"Charlie has indicated that he won't be re-signing with Adelaide after next year. 

"He has asked for a trade to Brisbane, and if that doesn't get done, he plays in Adelaide next year.

"But he certainly won't be re-signing, he'll be looking to go to Brisbane the following year." 

Young said Cameron would honour the final year of his contract with the Crows and hadn't considered sitting out the season.

"He'd be disappointed if the deal didn't get done for reasons to be with his family and friends in Brisbane," Young said. 

"We understand Charlie is contracted and the Crows have invested in Charlie, so hopefully if they are going to do a trade, this might be the year." 

Cameron has played 73 games for the Crows since being selected with the seventh pick of the 2013 rookie draft.

He kicked 29 goals in 24 games this season, including a career-best five-goal haul in the preliminary final win against Geelong.

However, he averaged only 13.9 possessions per game and didn't finish in the top-10 of the Crows' best and fairest.

"Charlie didn't have a great season," Young said.

"He played a couple good games during the year and played well in the finals. 

"I suspect the thought process of going home and leaving Adelaide had an impact on him during the season, so I'd hate to suspect what would happen next year."

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