Hawks midfielder Mitch Hallahan has joined the Gold Coast Suns on a three-year deal.
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Hawthorn and Gold Coast have finalised a trade sending midfielder Mitch Hallahan to the Suns in exchange for picks 47 and 49 in the AFL draft.
Suns list and strategy manager Scott Clayton confirmed the club targeted the solidly-built midfielder who was still under contract with the Hawks for another season.
“We are really pleased that Mitch has agreed to join the Gold Coast Suns,” Clayton said.
“He was a player we identified who would be extremely beneficial to our group, adding a strongly-built, hard, inside midfielder, who is an outstanding clearance player to our team.”
The 22-year-old won the J.J Liston Trophy as the VFL’s best and fairest player in 2013 and made his senior AFL debut in round five this season.
He played six games between round five and eleven, including a 25-disposal effort against the Swans in round eight.
Hallahan joins former Swans defender Nick Malceski as a new recruit at the Suns.