Swans seal the deal with St Kilda and offload Hannebery's salary

The Sydney Swans have completed their fourth trade of the 2018 AFL Trade period, agreeing to terms with St Kilda that will see midfielder Dan Hannebery return to Melbourne.

As part of the trade, Sydney will receive pick 39 in this years’ draft, and St Kilda’s 2019 second-round pick, in exchange for Sydney’s pick 28 in this years’ draft and Hannebery.

Hannebery, a three-time All Australian, 2012 premiership player, 2015 AFLCA Player of the Year, 2010 Rising Star winner, Swans’ life member and club vice-captain, played 208 games across 10 seasons for the Swans.

Swans Head of Football Tom Harley paid tribute to the 27-year-old midfielder.

“Dan has been a great servant of our club for the past decade and when the idea for a trade was first raised we were willing to look at it,” Harley said.

“We’ve had very open and transparent conversations with St Kilda throughout and we’re glad to have finalised this trade.

“On behalf of everyone at the Sydney Swans, we’d like to thank Dan for the impact he had in red and white and wish him all the best for the future and his move home.”

Hannebery joins the Saints on a 5-year deal worth over $3 million.

Completed trades:

1: Pick 13 to Carlton, received 26, 28 and 40 Trade
2: Gary Rohan to Geelong for pick 61
3: Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne) to Sydney for pick 61 Trade
4: Dan Hannebery to St Kilda & pick 28 for pick 39 and 2019 2nd round Trade

Indicative Draft Order

26: Sydney Swans [2nd] (Carlton)
33: Sydney Swans [2nd]
38: Sydney Swans [2nd] (Collingwood 2018 Future 2nd Round)
39: Sydney Swans [2nd] (St Kilda)
40: Sydney Swans [3rd] (Adelaide/Carlton)
69: Sydney Swans [4th]
87: Sydney Swans [5th]

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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