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Blues get deal done for Docker

Fremantle midfielder Adam Cerra has joined Carlton. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

FREMANTLE young gun Adam Cerra has got his wish and has been traded to Carlton, with the Dockers receiving the Blues’ prized No.6 draft pick.

Cerra’s move is the biggest deal of a quiet trade period so far, with the midfielder’s transfer to Ikon Park completed on his 22nd birthday.

As well as Carlton’s first-round draft pick, Fremantle get a future third-round selection for giving up Cerra.

Taken by Fremantle with pick five in the 2017 draft, Cerra has played 76 games and finished third in the Dockers’ best-and-fairest last year.

But the lure of returning home to Victoria was too strong and Cerra rejected the Dockers’ offer to stay in Perth.

It comes after Fremantle earlier on Thursday sealed a dramatic deal with Gold Coast for contracted midfielder Will Brodie.

The Suns traded picks No.19, 61, 69 and Will Brodie to Fremantle for the Dockers’ future second and fourth-round picks.

Gold Coast had been keen to offload Brodie’s salary and open up a list spot, while they have also been stocking up on 2022 draft picks.

A tough on-baller, Brodie has played just 25 AFL games across five seasons since he was drafted at pick No.9 in the 2016 AFL draft and will get a fresh start in Fremantle’s midfield.

Pick No.19 could head Geelong’s way as part of a deal for Jordan Clark, with the Cats reportedly previously knocking back pick No.27.

(C) AAP 2021