Melbourne have confirmed the signing of Hawthorn midfielder Jordan Lewis for 3 years.
Hawthorn get picks 48 and 66 while Melbourne get picks 57 and 68.
Lewis was drafted in the 2004 AFL Draft with pick 7 and has played 264 games and kicked 145 goals.
He is also a 4 time Premiership winner, a best and fairest winner and an All-Australian player.
This trade looked like it was coming for a little while after Hawthorn’s management offered Lewis to Melbourne.
There were talks that he would stay at the Hawks due to the departure of Sam Mitchell to West Coast. However, the two clubs were able to agree on a deal and now Lewis is now a Demon.
This looks to be a great bit of trading business by Melbourne as they were able to get a quality player for pretty much pick 48 but still have a selection at pick 57 in this upcoming draft.
Lewis is 30 years old but is still playing great, consistent footy and with his strengths being winning the ball inside and being tough at the ball, it will add to Melbourne’s midfield led by the likes of Nathan Jones, Jack Viney and Dom Tyson.
He will also add leadership to the group as he was Hawthorn’s vice-captain since 2012.
This could be the signing that Melbourne needed to boost their side, fight for a spot in top 8 and hopefully participate in their first finals campaign since 2006.