Fremantle young gun Adam Cerra has got his wish and has been traded to Carlton, with the Dockers receiving the Blues’ prized number-six draft pick.
Cerra’s move is the biggest deal of a quiet trade period so far, with the midfielder’s transfer to Carlton completed on his 22nd birthday.
As well as Carlton’s first-round draft pick, Fremantle get a future third-round selection for giving up Cerra.
Taken by Fremantle with pick number five in the 2017 draft, Cerra has played 76 games and finished third in the Dockers’ best-and-fairest last year.
However, the lure of returning home to Victoria was too strong and Cerra rejected the Dockers’ offer to stay in Perth.
Earlier on Thursday, Fremantle sealed a deal with Gold Coast for contracted midfielder Will Brodie.
The Suns traded picks number 19, 61, 69 and Brodie to Fremantle for the Dockers’ future second and fourth-round picks.
Gold Coast had been keen to offload Brodie’s salary and open up a list spot, while they have also been stocking up on 2022 draft picks.
A tough on-baller, Brodie has played just 25 AFL games across five seasons since he was drafted at pick number nine in the 2016 AFL draft and will get a fresh start in Fremantle’s midfield.
Pick 19 could head Geelong’s way as part of a deal for Jordan Clark, with the Cats reportedly previously knocking back pick number 27.
Fremantle’s draft hand was strengthened further by a trade that will see it gain Collingwood’s pick 22 — another potential avenue to securing Clark — in exchange for pick 27 and next year’s third round pick.