Charlie Cameron wants to move to Brisbane for family reasons.
Charlie Cameron wants to move to Brisbane for family reasons. TRACEY NEARMY

Cameron wants to shift to Brisbane from Crows

CHARLIE Cameron hopes a trade to Brisbane will go through during this year's exchange period, having officially requested a move away from Adelaide.

The Crows are expected to play hardball with Cameron, who is tied to a contract next year, though he hopes he won't be tied to his current deal.

His manager Colin Young said on Friday Cameron had requested a move back to Brisbane due to "compassionate reasons” and that he hoped Adelaide understood his situation.

"I'm hoping we're not going to get to that stage,” Young told NAB Trade Radio.

"I think the meeting was fairly reasonable yesterday. It's for compassionate reasons that Charlie has asked to go back to Brisbane and live, where he grew up with his family and friends.

"We're hoping it can be done. You don't know what's going on at the moment on the other side with the other clubs.”

Young said he believed Brisbane's good hand at this year's draft could see them facilitate a move for Cameron, who has kicked 87 goals from 73 games with Adelaide.

The Lions hold picks one, 12, 18 and 41 and could receive a highly valued compensation pick should former skipper Tom Rockliff leave via free agency.

"Knowing the club he's chosen is Brisbane, who do have some really good picks in the draft, it may assist in getting the deal done,” Young said.

"But Charlie and myself are fully aware he's got a year to run. We'll definitely have to wait to hear what the Crows are saying come Monday.”

Young revealed Cameron opened up to him a year ago about potentially moving back home to Queensland after his current contract, which he signed in 2015.

"It's a fairly simple one with Charlie,” Young said.

"About 12 months ago, we met and he mentioned at the end of his contract with the Crows he might want to go to Brisbane. He feels there's more to life than playing football.

"He wants to live in Brisbane and he wants to play footy in Brisbane. Family and friends are number one for him and that's where he feels more comfortable living.”

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