COLLINGWOOD’S salary cap squeeze claimed four victims in the final hours of the AFL trade period, headlined by star midfielder Adam Treloar’s move to the Western Bulldogs.
Treloar landed at the Whitten Oval after his deal was processed right on the Thursday night deadline.
It ended a messy split between Collingwood and the 27-year-old, who was told to look for other clubs despite being happy and contracted with the Magpies.
Treloar will join a star-studded midfield next year alongside the likes of captain Marcus Bontempelli, and Josh Dunkley, who will remain with the Bulldogs after his trade request to Essendon was knocked back.
North Melbourne picked up goalsneak Jaidyn Stephenson, who was traded to Arden St along with fellow Magpies youngster Atu Bosenavulagi.
The 2018 Rising Star winner, Stephenson said he was “hurt” by the way he was pushed out the door and claimed he was left in the dark about a potential move until ringing Magpies coach Nathan Buckley.
Stephenson was the standout first-year player in the AFL in 2018, playing in all 26 games, and signed a contract extension earlier in 2020.
Contracted Collingwood wingman Tom Phillips was snapped up by Hawthorn in a bargain-basement deal, with the Hawks only giving up pick 65.
Meanwhile, star Greater Western Sydney forward Jeremy Cameron has been granted his wish and will play for beaten grand finalists Geelong next season.
The nine-time Giants leading goalkicker became a Cats player with the Giants receiving three first-round draft picks (13, 15 and 20) in return.
Port Adelaide secured injury-plagued Essendon forward Orazio Fantasia, who was adamant on returning home to South Australia.
It was a mixed bag for the Bombers, who picked up GWS youngster Jye Caldwell but missed out on luring Dunkley.
They also lost dashing defender Adam Saad (Carlton) and key forward Joe Daniher (Brisbane).
Earlier, Melbourne snared North Melbourne forward Ben Brown in a cut-price deal when trades were able to be officially lodged from 3pm on Thursday.
The Kangaroos and Demons agreed on a deal that sent Brown, pick 28 and the Kangaroos’ fourth-round draft pick to the Demons in exchange for picks 26 and 33 and a future fourth-rounder.
Brown, 27, booted 287 goals in 130 games at North Melbourne but form and injury limited him to eight goals in just nine appearances this year.
After the Brown trade, St Kilda completed a deal for contracted Richmond youngster Jack Higgins, while Brisbane defender Alex Witherden headed to West Coast.
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