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Western Bulldogs bag Veszpremi

06/10/2010 05:37:20 PM Comments (0)

The Western Bulldogs have made the first deal of AFL Trade Week by luring Sydney small forward Patrick Veszpremi to Whitten Oval in exchange for big man Andrejs Everitt.

Football manager James Fantasia said the Bulldogs were thrilled to gain the 21-year-old.

"Patrick is a player we have kept our eyes on for a while now and we are very excited to get him down to the club," Fantasia said on Wednesday in a statement.

Veszpremi became a Sydney fan favourite in his debut year of 2008, kicking four goals in one of his six games.

But in 2010 he has played only one senior match for a total of 11, struggling this year with injuries and form.

The 193cm Everitt, also 21, has played 36 games for the Bulldogs including 12 this year.

The Bulldogs also get a late pick as part of the deal, although the details will be confirmed later in trade week.

In a big couple of days for the Bulldogs, they gave up picks 22 and No.40 on Tuesday for under-18 players Mitch Wallis and Tom Liberatore under the father-son rule.

Meanwhile, Hawthorn small forward Rhan Hooper has told the club he wants to return home to Queensland.

The former Brisbane Lion joined the Hawks this season, playing six games and kicking seven goals in a year interrupted by injury.

The 22-year-old has kicked 56 goals in a 54-game career plagued by disciplinary issues.

Carlton's Andrew Walker is also on the move, according to his manager Tom Petroro.

Walker has played 103 games for the Blues, including 16 in 2010, since being the No.2 overall pick in the 2003 Draft.

"Andrew's in a unique situation because he's contracted," Petroro told Trade Week Radio on afl.com.au.

"We've got a number of clubs interested in Andrew and I'm confident we'll get something done by 2pm on Monday (the trade week deadline).

"I'm still confident Carlton will be fair and reasonable. I think we've seen some agents take clubs to mediation in the last two years, but I don't think we'll have to do that to sort out Andrew's situation."

Meanwhile, Carlton midfielder Shaun Grigg is hoping for a trade to Richmond.

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