GWS delighted as Cats go big for Cameron
Greater Western Sydney have declared themselves happy after receiving three first-round picks for Jeremy Cameron, who has joined Geelong.
The Cats have been chasing Cameron for some time and finally landed their man in the final moments of the Trade Period, but it came at a cost.
It is the first time that any club has sent a trio of first-round picks for a player and shows how much the capture means to them as they look to kick on from last season's grand final heartbreak.
It also shows great determination from GWS to dig their heals in, and Giants general manager Jason McCartney says despite losing a quality player, they are delighted with the outcome.
"We obviously rate Jeremy very highly and felt it necessary to ensure we received fair value for a player of his calibre," McCartney said.
"We utilised the mechanisms available to us the restricted free agency framework to get the best possible result for our club.
"To be able to secure three first-round picks puts us in an incredibly strong position to maintain long-term success."
GWS put their foot down early and matched Geelong's offer to Cameron, which is said to have been a deal worth $900,000 a season over five years.
By matching the deal they have now ended up with pick No.13, 15 and 20 and a future fourth-round selection, rather than pick No.11 that had previously been suggested.
In return Geelong land Cameron along with GWS' future second-round selection and a future second-round selection tied to Essendon from the Jye Caldwell deal that happened earlier in the day.
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