Essendon Football Club can confirm Adam Saad has indicated his desire to be traded to the Carlton Football Club.
General manager of list and recruiting Adrian Dodoro said the 26-year-old informed the club on Tuesday morning that he would pursue an offer from the Blues.
“We put forward a significant offer to Adam and we are disappointed in his decision to pursue a playing future elsewhere,” Dodoro said.
“Although we wish Adam all the best, he is not a free agent and therefore a suitable trade will need to be forthcoming from Carlton. Clearly, there is an expectation of compelling compensation for a player of Adam’s calibre.
“We will remain in contact with Adam’s management over the course of the upcoming AFL trade period."