Kurt Tippett
Kurt Tippett

Adelaide have confirmed star forward Kurt Tippett will leave the club, with continued speculation suggesting he is heading home to Queensland.

The tall forward/ruckman - originally from the Gold Coast - will end his time with the Crows on 104 games and 188 goals, after one of the AFL's worst-kept secrets was confirmed by the club on Tuesday.

It should be noted that Tippett is not a free agent, restricted or otherwise, meaning he will have to find a new club via a trade or the draft.

Adelaide's head of list management and recruiting David Noble said the club did its utmost to keep the talented tall, but Tippett, 25, had decided he wanted to seek a trade.

"I can assure members and supporters that the club (including players and coaches) could not have done any more to try to convince Kurt to stay with our club," Noble said in a statement on the club's official website.

"In addition, we believe that our club has provided Kurt with an outstanding learning environment after drafting him as an extremely inexperienced 18-year old in 2006.

"On top of this we have always put Kurt's best interests at the forefront as well as remunerating him at the top end of our player payments scale.

"The club has now reassessed the current list and will continue its strategy to make sure the team's needs are met so the improved performances of 2012 continue."


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