RORY Atkins has joined Gold Coast, with the Suns making his move from Adelaide official on Friday. 

The Crows wingman has joined the club on what is believed to be a five-year deal worth approximately $400,000 per season after falling out of Adelaide's side this year. 

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The Suns secured Atkins as an unrestricted free agent, with Adelaide unable to match an offer for the 26-year-old.

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Atkins informed the Crows in August he would be pursuing a rival offer under his free-agency rights and he departed the club before its end to the season. 

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He had managed only four games this season but finished his career at Adelaide with 101 appearances to his name, including the 2017 Grand Final loss to Richmond.

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 Atkins' line-breaking run and ball-carrying ability, combined with his left-foot kicking, appealed to the Suns to see him as a player who can add to their midfield mix.

The AFL has confirmed the Crows will receive an end-of-round-two (pick 36 at the time of transaction) compensation pick for the player.