Sam McClure has reported that GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel will be requesting a trade to the Essendon Football Club.
The 25-year-old has one year remaining on his contract with the Giants but is expected to make the move home to Victoria during the trade period.
Shiel’s announcement ends weeks of speculation regarding his future, with Essendon, St Kilda, Hawthorn and Carlton all fighting to win his signature.
The move comes as a surprise, with many considering the Bombers to be fourth in line in the race for Shiel.
Fellow GWS midfielder Will Setterfield has requested a trade to Carlton, while Rory Lobb wants to get to Fremantle.