Adelaide has set their price for the Brisbane Lions to secure Charlie Cameron. The Crows are after Dayne Zorko, and the 2003 AFL Premiership in exchange for the emerging star.
Reports say that the Adelaide Crows have set a new asking price for wantaway forward Charlie Cameron in this season’s trade period. Cameron, who is seeking a move home to Brisbane, is a hot commodity after an impressive two-thirds of a finals series.
The Brisbane Lions offered pick 20 for the forward, although the Crows have no interest in picks. Adelaide secured some draft picks for the defender, Jake Leaver, and are looking for experienced players. Adelaide’s asking price of star midfielder, Dayne Zorko, and the rights to the 2003 AFL Premiership.
Crows list manager Justin Reid spoke to media after negotiations stalled yesterday. “As a club, we feel we are close to a premiership and are after established players to reach that. “Trading Charlie for picks is something that we don’t feel suits that belief”.
When questioned about the seemingly ridiculous request for Zorko and the 2003 Premiership, Reid commented that “only acquiring a three-time best and fairest was unders, and asking for two Premierships from Brisbane is probably overs. Sure, Zorko is a superstar of the game. However, Charlie kicked five goals in a preliminary final this year. We want to get a deal done for Charlie, but only for a fair price”.
Reid elaborated on why the Crows were asking for a premiership, which would be an AFL trade period first. “To be completely honest, any of the three premierships would suffice. We are chasing a flag, and we think trading our way to get there. “2003 is ideal for two reasons. They beat us in the semi-final that year, and the other is to piss off Port Adelaide”.