ZAC WILLIAMS is a Carlton player after Greater Western Sydney chose not to match the Blues' bid for the star restricted free agent. 

The Giants will receive a first-round compensation pick in return, currently No.10. 

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As revealed by AFL.com.au in August, the Blues have long been considered the frontrunners to land Williams during this year's free agency period and won a commitment from the talented 26-year-old last month.

He will now join Carlton on a lucrative six-year deal.

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Williams' arrival has been tipped to spark a hectic Trade Period for the Blues, with the club also set to land fellow speedster Adam Saad from the Bombers.

He is one of three Giants free agents expected to leave the club during the Trade Period, with Jeremy Cameron (Geelong) and Aidan Corr (North Melbourne) also set to be depart the club over the coming weeks.

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Jye Caldwell (Essendon), Jackson Hately (Adelaide) and Zac Langdon (West Coast) are also set to leave via trades.