Jeremy Finlayson has joined the Port Adelaide Football Club after a trade was completed earlier today with Greater Western Sydney.
Finlayson arrives at Alberton on a three-year deal, which sees the Power’s future third-round draft pick traded to the GIANTS.
The 25-year-old has played 66 AFL games, kicking 90 goals since his debut in 2017 and averaging 1.7 goals per game for the last three seasons. He kicked 44 goals in 2019 when the GIANTS qualified for the Grand Final.
Finlayson, who stands at a 196 cm tall, has also spent time in the ruck making him a valuable second ruck option for the Power.
“Jeremy has impressed us during his time at the GIANTS as a dangerous tall forward due to his athleticism and ability to impact the scoreboard,” said Port Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps.
“He was very influential as a forward for GWS in their grand final year and we believe he offers us great flexibility as a tall forward, second ruck option.
“Jeremy turns 26 in February which adds balance to our list profile.
“We look forward to welcoming Jeremy and his family to the club and I know he is excited to join his new team mates for pre-season training later next month.”
Finlayson, who was drafted at pick 85 in the 2014 National Draft as a GIANTS academy product from Culcairn in southern NSW, won the GIANTS NEAFL Kevin Sheedy Medal in 2016.
He played 13 AFL games for the GIANTS in 2021.
AFL National Draft: Pick 85, 2014 draft (Giants academy product from Culcairn in southern NSW)
AFL debut: 2017, Round 15 vs Geelong at Spotless Stadium
AFL games: 66
AFL goals: 90
2016 Giants NEAFL Kevin Sheedy medallist