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Three-way deal makes McGovern a Blue

Former Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern has joined Carlton. (AAP Image/David Mariuz)

CARLTON has recruited Mitch McGovern from Adelaide in the AFL trade period, finalising a three-way swap which also involves Sydney.

The Crows have received the Swans’ first-round draft pick (No.13), a future fifth-round selection from Carlton plus SANFL talent Shane McAdam (one of the Blues’ pre-draft access picks).

The Blues acquired McGovern and a future third-round pick from the Crows in the swap, which both clubs have confirmed on their respective websites.

The Swans received picks No.26 and No.28 from the Blues, and No.40 from the Crows.

Wednesday’s trading activity commenced with an exchange of draft picks between Brisbane and Gold Coast.

The Lions offloaded picks No.24, No.58 and No.79 to the Suns in exchange for selections No.32, No.41, No.44 and No.77.

The Lions, who signed Geelong’s Lincoln McCarthy on Monday, are ramping up their pursuit of Fremantle’s reigning best and fairest Lachie Neale.

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