Carlton veteran Bryce Gibbs has confirmed he wants an AFL trade home to join Adelaide.
It is the first major development out of the trade period.
Crows list manager Justin Reid said after the official start of trade talks on Monday morning that Gibbs had officially requested the trade.
Reid added that Gibbs is under contract and discussions are ongoing.
“We will have discussions behind the scenes and work through it,” Reid said.
“Bryce and his management have said he has a strong desire to get home.”
Gibbs has played 209 games over 10 seasons at Carlton, after he was the No.1 pick in the 2006 draft.
He signed a five-year deal with Carlton in 2014, committing him to the club until the end of the 2019 season.