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According to Rucci, McAdam wants a three-year deal on the back of kicking eight goals in his last three games in 2023.

The small forward and his management have reportedly been talking to the Demons and Rucci expects him to seek a trade to the club this off-season.

“He has quit the Adelaide Football Club,” Rucci said on SEN SA The Run Home.

“Rejecting a two-year offer when he wanted three.

“He has had talks with Melbourne and will seek a trade to Melbourne.”

Rucci also added that one reason for McAdam’s pending departure is differences between he and the club’s fitness staff. The forward suffered both a thigh injury and fractured cheekbone in 2023.

“There are also some other issues that have emerged through the year in that there's clearly a difference of opinion or style between him and the fitness coaches of Adelaide as to what was best for his preparations and so forth,” Rucci said.

“I'm not going to take sides. I've heard one element of it. I can understand the other element of it.

“When you get that sort of unsettled moment in a footy club that can keep rolling along.”

Rucci says McAdam will be playing for the Demons in 2024 if a trade can be done.

“The key point here is that he had a two-year contract offer on the table (from Adelaide),” Rucci added.

“But he doesn't believe Adelaide's the place he should be playing.

“He has put out the feeler to Melbourne, they've put their arms around him, and he'll be playing for Melbourne if the trade can be done which is the next phase of all this.

“But he has quit the Adelaide Football Club.”

McAdam has played 50 games and has kicked 72 goals for the Crows since making his debut in 2020.

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Just now, poita said:

Do we really need more competition for half forwards, or more 28 year olds on the list? I can't see how this possibly improves the mix of our list.

Yes and yes

We are not in a rebuild phase. We are in a flag winning phase. Right age group.

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Not a small forward as written in the article. 186cm tall, plays taller as a marking type like Melksham and Fritsch. He’s a medium forward with a great leap and a strong mark for his size. Took a ripper against us late in the season. Doesn’t kick bags but consistently hits the scoreboard (averages 1.7 goals a game). He’d basically replace Melksham next year. 

Mature age, injuries, wouldn’t command a lot at the trade table. 3rd rounder for proven afl capable level depth would be a decent outcome for us.

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58 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

third round pick at best you'd think

good kick, would take him

adds some class to the forward half which we werent getting out of spargo in 23 and allows pickett to move up the ground without leaving us weak i50. good tackler too, bargain deal and better suited to our overall list profile than dunstan harmes types who are midfielders only given the strength and versatility of our current best 22 onball with brayshaw and rivers going in when one of the big 3 are out. smart business.

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23 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Not a small forward as written in the article. 186cm tall, plays taller as a marking type like Melksham and Fritsch. He’s a medium forward with a great leap and a strong mark for his size. Took a ripper against us late in the season. Doesn’t kick bags but consistently hits the scoreboard (averages 1.7 goals a game). He’d basically replace Melksham next year. 

Mature age, injuries, wouldn’t command a lot at the trade table. 3rd rounder for proven afl capable level depth would be a decent outcome for us.

What's his kicking like?

I wouldn't be bringing in any player the draft or trade period who isn't an elite kick.

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Yuck Yuck Yuck, lazy footballer and poor attitude.  Wants to take screamers all the time and always puts his hands up when he team mates don't kick to him.  Don't need this position and he is 28.  don't see it

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