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Port and Melbourne have agreed terms to send Watts to Alberton

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01:  Jack Watts of the Demons marks the ball  during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session  at Gosch's Paddock on August 1, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images/AFL Media)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01: Jack Watts of the Demons marks the ball during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on August 1, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Versatile big man Jack Watts is the third player to join Port Adelaide this post-season, moving from Melbourne in exchange for pick 31 in this year’s National Draft.

The 26-year-old forward says he’s determined to get the best out of himself at Alberton.

“From a club perspective there’s a lot to be optimistic about,” Watts said.

“Port Adelaide finished just outside the top four last year, have some really promising young players who are getting some experience under their belts and they’ve added two great footballers already to their list in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop.

“Personally, I can’t wait for pre-season to begin so I can start working with the likes of Charlie Dixon, Robbie Gray, Travis Boak and Chad Wingard.”

Port Adelaide List Manager Jason Cripps says Watts will be a valuable addition to the Power’s forward half.

“He has great skills, particularly by foot which we feel is an area where we can improve as a team,” Cripps said.

“He’s a good athlete too and an experienced player so we’re confident he’ll make our team better.”

Watts was chosen by Melbourne with pick no.1 in the 2008 National Draft. He’s played 153 games and kicked 143 goals across nine seasons with the Demons.

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