Giants enter the race for Kurt Tippett

Yahoo!7 October 16, 2012, 11:04 am

The Kurt Tippett trade saga has taken another twist, with Greater Western Sydney confirming they are ready to do a deal if discussions between Adelaide and Sydney fall through.

Earlier this month, Tippett confirmed the Swans as his club of choice after deciding against a contract extension with the Crows.

But talks between the Crows and the Swans have stalled with the premiers apparently not willing to give up one of their premiership stars in exchange for the 25-year-old key forward.

With the two clubs in a deadlock, the Giants are ready to pounce.

"The Crows certainly know we've got some interest in him," Giants list manager Stephen Silvagni told News Limited.

"Where it stands at the minute is the Crows are in discussions with the Swans.

"They're trying to get the deal done.

"We've inquired about Kurt Tippett to Adelaide and if the Swans deal falls through we're around."

It is understood the Crows are demanding more than Sydney’s highest draft pick, No.22, in exchange for Tippett.

That means the Giants, who have picks 1, 2, 3, 12 and 13 in the draft, is a far more attractive party for the Crows to deal with.

Silvagni confirmed that the Giants all but their No.1 pick is on the trade table.

"Other than the No.1 pick, which we certainly want to hold, the other picks are up for trade if something worthwhile came across the table," Silvagni said.

"When you're giving up those sorts of picks you are obviously looking for a quality player. We'd be looking at a key position type.

"If you are giving up a high pick, you want that sort of player to be at your club for seven or eight years."

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  1. paulski02:36pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh god, please let GWS pick up this clown instead of Sydney. Talk about karma biting him on the you-know-what!!

  2. Tim Sainter07:43pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Twerps and mugs? Anthony do you have a name or names for this tell.

  3. Tim Sainter06:11pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Who is that directed @ Anthony?

  4. Anthony05:51pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Some of u twerps have more fun having a go at someone who has an opinion.......stick to the lead story and have a go at the greedy player who is making this story into something big....... My opinion is that whoever gets him is going to be the big loser.........gws has not lost on folau - but if they put their own money into him they would have lost a fortune - same with the suns and karmichael hunt - he kicks one goal after the siren and hie will be forever a champion.... What a laugh!!!! I do know that he has improved on what he has been doing - but a young 18 yr old given the same time would have most likely done better....... there!!! Now have a go at me you mugs -

  5. Tim Sainter04:47pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    @ the demon...Only time will tell if it backfires on him or harm in wishful thinking hey.... : )

  6. Saint04:42pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I still hope it backfires on Tippett, couldn't happen to a nicer guy, Sydney won't get him because they are too scared to let a player go or to lose a draft pick, At least GWS aren't scared to take on a greedy player

  7. Tim Sainter04:25pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Instead of me wetting the bed would you like me to give you a golden shower lol...That'll get you barking mad lmao!!

  8. Tim Sainter04:24pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You aint got a sense of humor Udogs47? lmao!

  9. 04:04pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I guess GWS being an option is just wishful thinking but the Crows put 6 years into Mr potential and an early first round draft pick would level the ledger. I like many other supporters are curious and expectant on the outcome unlike the SAINTER who has 0% interest but posts a comment what a bed wetter.

  10. Tim Sainter03:14pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    lol u's GWS (greater wine and spirits) or bust for tippett ! Norwood was always an option lol! The saga continues...Riveting news isn't it.....0%