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Suns agree to trade Charlie Dixon

  • Suns agree to trade Charlie Dixon

Port Adelaide have confirmed that they are Charlie Dixon's preferred AFL destination after the key forward left Gold Coast.

After months of speculation, the Suns announced on Sunday that Dixon would leave the club and said it is a mutual decision.

Port then sent out their own press release, saying Dixon's management had told them they are where he wants to go.

The Power and Suns now have to work out a trade.

"Port Adelaide is extremely pleased with this announcement and will now finalise the appropriate medical assessment and work with the Gold Coast Suns to find a suitable and fair trade for both clubs," the Power said.

Dixon's request for a trade was revealed to his teammates after Saturday night's season-ending loss to Sydney.

"There has already been speculation about Charlie's future and that will only intensify in the coming weeks as the exchange period approaches," Suns football manager Marcus Ashcroft said in a statement.

"That's why we believe it is important to be as transparent as possible with our playing group and our members and to be respectful to Charlie by putting this on the table now."

The Dockers, Power and Lions have all been linked to Dixon.

"To leave the Suns is the hardest thing I've ever done," Dixon said.

"The club has been a massive part of my life and I appreciate enormously the opportunity they gave me to play in the AFL.

"It's been a decision that has weighed heavily on my mind in recent times and it was not taken lightly. But I just feel a fresh start is the best thing right now for my football career."

Dixon has played for the Suns since their inception in 2009 and kicked the first goal in their opening match against Carlton at the Gabba.

He has played 65 senior games and kicked 92 goals.

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