Crows swoop on Rankine

Adelaide has secured exciting forward Izak Rankine in a trade from the Gold Coast Suns, signing him to a three-year deal.

Oct 10, 2022, updated Oct 10, 2022
Izak Rankine celebrates a goal for the Suns in March. Photo: AAP/Richard Wainwright

Izak Rankine celebrates a goal for the Suns in March. Photo: AAP/Richard Wainwright

The Crows said this afternoon that the move will see South Australian Rankine return to the club he supported before being drafted by the Suns with Pick 3 in the 2018 National Draft.

He kicked 29 goals in 18 games for Gold Coast this season before undergoing shoulder surgery.

The Crows will receive Rankine, Pick 46 and a future fourth-round selection, in exchange for Pick 5, a future third and fourth-round draft selection.

Crows’ list general manager Justin Reid said Rankine would add class and speed to the team.

“We are thrilled to have Izak join our club and are excited about what he will bring to our team,” he said.

“Izak is a highly talented footballer with great foot speed, is dangerous around goal and has tremendous game sense. We are very pleased that he wants to be part of what we are building at the club.”

Gold Coast’s Craig Cameron said the club was pleased with the trade outcome.

“We had invested a lot of time and resources into Izak in his four years at the club, so when he requested a trade we had to ensure we were satisfied and compensated appropriately for our investment,” Cameron said.

“To receive a top-five draft selection was important to us, and Adelaide’s future picks will help us execute our strategy and strengthen our draft collateral for next year.”

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