Griffin Logue and Darcy Tucker will play for North Melbourne in 2023, as the pair have decided to leave Fremantle.

The two clubs agreed to a deal which will see the Kangaroos send the Dockers a future second-round, third-round and fourth-round picks, according to AFL.com.au.

Of those future draft selections, North Melbourne were granted picks by the AFL on the proviso they were included in trades.

Logue – who is out of contract – has been offered a five-year deal at Arden Street while Tucker has been lured out of contract to play in Victoria.

The former was taken at pick eight in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft as a versatile tall but initially was deployed down back under Justin Longmuir.

Now Logue has developed into the ultimate swingman, proving his worth as a negating forward, limiting the impact of some of the game’s elite interceptors.

Playing 20 games in 2022, the 24-year-old has proven to be of high worth, which is why North Melbourne was quick to offer a substantial deal to lure him across to another state.

Tucker on the other hand has unfortunately fallen out of favour at the Dockers, managing only 14 games (two as sub) and struggled to assert himself into the midfield.

Taken with pick 27 back in 2015, the 25-year-old os from Victoria and was keen to get back to his home state once realising it was a possibility.

Tucker has a lot of potential through the centre of the ground, where his lethal left foot and football smarts can offer assistance to the struggling Kangaroos.

List manager Brady Rawlings spoke to the duo’s arrival at Arden Street, with the club excited by the prospect of Logue and Tucker.

“Griffin and Darcy are a fantastic fit for our club and we are really pleased to have finalised this deal early in the trade period,” Rawlings said.

“On-field they both provide great versatility, skill and football maturity. Off-field, they are young guys of high character and are eager to contribute to making our club better.”

The pair joined Blake Acres in a Fremantle exodus, which saw the wingman arrive at Carlton on Tuesday.

Rory Lobb and Lloyd Meek are also linked to moves, while Liam Henry has expressed his interest in a trade away from the Dockers.

However, the club is still gearing up to land Luke Jackson, despite rival notice from West Coast.

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