More details have emerged about Adelaide’s pursuit of Izak Rankine.
Reports broke on Tuesday that the Crows were confident they would secure Rankine from the Suns during the 2022 trade period, with SEN’s: Sam Edmund providing further details on Thursday.
Despite the Suns originally holding confidence that they would re-sign Rankine, who does not have a deal beyond 2022, the narrative appears to have shifted in terms of the lure home for Rankine.
SEN SA’s Michelangelo Rucci reported on the details of the Crows’ offer, which left the Suns and Stuart Dew “not happy”.
“100 percent (he will go to Adelaide). To the point whereby Essendon, which was the other interested party, has been told, ‘don’t call anymore’,” Rucci told SEN SA’s The Run Home.
“Port Adelaide has been told, ‘we’re not even meeting with you’.
“And the figures that have been thrown at Essendon and Port Adelaide to make it known you’re wasting your time (are incredible).
“Gold Coast has put $650,000 on the table, Adelaide will make Izak Rankine the highest paid player on its list next year at $900,000.
“The next phase of all this is that you have a Gold Coast football club who are a bit like Sydney with Jordan Dawson last year, they thought they had him…
“Stuart Dew is not happy, so they’re going to dig in.”
Rankine is having a career-best season in 2022, kicking 27 goals in 16 games almost four years after being taken with Pick 3 in the 2018 draft.