Port Adelaide has reportedly pulled out of the race to land Brodie Grundy, with Sydney now in pole position to land the Demons ruckman.
According to SEN’s Tom Morris, the Swans loom as Grundy’s “near-certain” home as the dual All-Australian prepares to relocate to the Harbour City a year after being traded from Collingwood.
It comes after The Herald Sun reported the Sydney lifestyle and opportunities outside the game appealed more to the 29-year old comparison to Port’s football-orientated pitch.
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That report stated that while the Power focused heavily on what Grundy could provide for them on field, the Swans leaned more on outside interests.
It’s believed Grundy is keen to embrace the Sydney lifestyle away from the Melbourne spotlight — where he’s been one of the most talked about players in AFL after signing a seven-year deal with Collingwood.
The Herald Sun also reported Grundy’s partner, Rachel, is able to move her work as a physio working in intensive care and emergency units.
Grundy is contracted for four more seasons until 2027, with the Magpies reportedly chipping in part of his lucrative salary.
It now leaves the Swans to broker a deal with Melbourne, with Sydney holding picks 11, 22, 30, 41 and 49.
As for Port Adelaide, Morris revealed the club is keen to lure out-of-contract Bulldog Jordon Sweet, having tabled a three-year deal to the ruckman.
The Power have also been linked with moves for Esava Ratugolea and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher.