Trade and FA

Ah Chee on the move


Player Name: Brendon Ah Chee

Current Club: Port Adelaide

Potential Club: To occur later in trade period Ah Chee will look to reunite with his brother Callum if the Gold Coast Suns can make it happen. This is dependent on the amount of draft picks the Suns have going into the NAB AFL Draft. Already with six picks in the top 30 and likely to receive more for midfielders Dion Prestia and Jaeger O’Meara, the Suns will need to use draft picks for senior players in order to fit Ah Chee on their list.

The Original Price: Brendon Ah Chee was drafted by Port Adelaide with pick 45 in the 2011 National Draft.

The Good: A big-bodied midfielder Ah Chee is still only 22-years-old with plenty of development left ahead of him. He is already a big-bodied midfielder who is clean by hand and tough inside with a season high nine tackles against the Crows in Round 2.

The Bad: Improving his conditioning will allow Ah Chee to take the next step in playing more consistent football. He’s played just the 22 games, 11 the last two seasons and his last three performances this year he averaged just under 13 disposals and a goal which isn’t good enough as a midfielder/forward.

What his club wants: Having played the 11 games this year Ah Chee triggered a contract extension and his happy to stay at Port Adelaide if a trade cannot be entertained. An appropriate draft pick would get the deal done.

What he’s worth:  With plenty of development left a pick between 45-49, a third round selection is market price for Ah Chee.

What we’d pay: Mid third-round pick

Possible trade scenarios:

  1. Port Adelaide trade Brendon Ah Chee to the Gold Coast for pick 44
  2. Port Adelaide trade Brendon Ah Chee and pick 49 to the Gold Coast for pick 31

The Verdict: It’s far too early in the piece for both clubs to be discussing a potential trade. Port Adelaide’s problem is that they have their first round selection number 9 then daylight until their next selection at 49, with no second round draft picks having used it to acquire Charlie Dixon last year. They may package up 49 and Ah Chee to move up the draft but the Suns still have the Prestia and O’Meara trades to work out before any discussions can begin to take place. Ah Chee to likely remain at Port Adelaide.

Star Rating: 2/5



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