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Lycett Power move close

Lycett Power move close

PORT Adelaide has bolstered their ruck division by pouncing on West Coast free agent Scott Lycett.

Port lodged paperwork with the AFL on Saturday that should see the 26-year-old switch clubs after 75 games with the Eagles, with his last being the grand final win over Collingwood.

Lycett is a restricted free agent, however, which means West Coast have three days to decide if they will match the deal – thought to be for five years – offered by the Power.

But that is not expected to happen, leaving the 203cm ruckman to join the club he played junior footy with before he was selected 29th overall by the Eagles at the 2010 draft.

The Power’s move for Lycett was the only official paperwork to be lodged on the second day of the AFL free agency period.

Lycett’s teammate Andrew Gaff continues to agonise over signing a new deal with West Coast or accepting a multi-year, multi-million dollar offer from North Melbourne.

After missing the grand final due to an eight-match suspension, the free agent winger gave no hints about his future in his speech at the Eagles’ best-and- fairest count on Friday night.

Free agency kicked off on Friday with Richmond winning the race to lure Tom Lynch from Gold Coast, Fremantle signing the Tigers’ Reece Conca and Geelong claiming Luke Dahlhaus from the Western Bulldogs.

The free agency period finishes on Friday, but the focus of off-season player movement will shift to the AFL trade period, which starts on Monday.

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