The Chronicle

YOUNG SET TO LEAVE KENNEL

- JON RALPH

WESTERN Bulldogs finals ruckman Lewis Young has requested a trade to Carlton where the versatile swingman will hope to settle down into a permanent role.

Young will find his way to the Blues, pending a medical, after knocking back a twoyear deal from the Dogs.

It was reported last month that Young was being scouted by rival clubs after limited chances at the Dogs this year.

He broke back into the side in round 22 and played two finals against Essendon and Brisbane but fell out of the side when Stef Martin was passed fit for the preliminar­y final.

Carlton can play him as a third defender with Caleb Marchbank – a talented intercepto­r but often injured over recent seasons.

The Blues would not have to part with a high pick to secure Young, with the 22year-old taken with the No.49 pick in the 2016 draft.

The Dogs will lose Patrick Lipinski to Collingwoo­d on a three-year deal and have offered Mitch Wallis a oneyear deal.

The Dogs vice-captain will consider that deal and, given tight list spots and a lack of salary cap space at rival clubs, he might struggle to find an alternativ­e suitor.

 ?? Picture: Michael Klein ?? Bulldogs ruckman Lewis Young wants to join Carlton.
Picture: Michael Klein Bulldogs ruckman Lewis Young wants to join Carlton.

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