Mitch Clark, Heritier Lumumba and Travis Varcoe all have new homes following trade action on Wednesday.
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Mitch Clark will continue his AFL career in 2015 with Geelong in a deal that also sees Heritier Lumumba join Melbourne and Cats speedster Travis Varcoe head to Collingwood.
The three-way trade had been planned since the beginning of the trade period but could not go ahead until Dayne Beams’ move to Brisbane Lions was completed.
Clark will make his return to the AFL after retiring from the game in April after being diagnosed with depression.
He looked set to join Collingwood before the Cats convinced him to make the move up the highway.
Varcoe reportedly met with Magpies coach Nathan Buckley in Bali during the trade period and agreed to proceed with the deal.
The 26-year-old has played 138 games for the Cats and featured in the club’s 2009 and 2011 premiership teams.
Lumumba met with Melbourne coach Paul Roos the day after he announced he was leaving the Magpies after it was clear he needed a fresh start.
The 27-year-old played 199 games with the Magpies and lifted the premiership cup with the club in 2010.