Langdon latest Giant to request AFL trade

Forward Zac Langdon is the sixth Greater Western Sydney player to declare he wants out of the AFL club this off-season and is after a move to West Coast.

BRAD CROUCH of the Crows takes a mark during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.
BRAD CROUCH of the Crows takes a mark during the AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Picture: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

West Coast have confirmed forward Zac Langdon is the latest Greater Western Sydney to want out of the Giants.

The Eagles are confident they will land the 24-year-old during the AFL's trade period.

"Zac is keen to come back to Perth and play for the Eagles and we're keen to have him on board," West Coast football manager Craig Vozzo told ABC radio.

"We've already had some productive discussion with Zac's management Colin Young and also (Greater Western Sydney football boss) Jason McCartney.

"We're confident that should be a fairly straightforward deal."

Langdon becomes the sixth Giants players to officially want out of the club, joining star forward Jeremy Cameron, defenders Aidan Corr and Zac Williams and first-round draft picks Jackson Hately and Jye Caldwell.

Langdon has kicked 23 goals for the Giants since making his AFL debut in 2018.

Meanwhile, St Kilda have lodged a contract offer with outgoing Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch before the AFL free agency period.

Last week, restricted free agent Crouch nominated the Saints as his preferred destination.

Whether Adelaide accept a compensation draft pick or force a trade will depend on the level of compensation they are offered - which is tied to St Kilda's contract offer - when the free agency period opens on Friday.

"I'm not sure what the compensation will look like for the Crows," St Kilda list manager James Gallagher told AFL Trade Radio.

"We've put what we think is a really fair deal to Brad, taking all things into consideration.

"We are still working through the finer points of it with his management over the course of the next few days as we head into free agency.

"I think you'll get a reasonable idea on what the deal looks like when the compensation is announced shortly after we lodge with the AFL."

Gallagher said the Saints were in the final stages of securing a new contract for defender Ben Paton and also expected contracted duo Luke Dunstan and Jimmy Webster to stay put.

St Kilda have new deals in front of Jake Carlisle and Jack Lonie.

They are also considering delisted Essendon forward Shaun McKernan as a foil for Max King and Tim Membrey.

St Kilda aren't keen to spend big on another tall forward and McKernan, who booted 51 goals in 53 games for Essendon, would be a cheap depth option.

"It's not an area of the ground that we're going to throw a lot of assets and money and those sort of things at," Gallagher said.

"That's not to be disrespectful to anyone we may bring in.

"We think we've got our No.1 forward for a number of years but it's an area we need some more support in I reckon."