Suns forward Izak Rankine tipped to join Crows – Michmutters

Suns forward Izak Rankine tipped to join Crows

SEN SA host Kym Dillon firmly believes Gold Coast forward Izak Rankine will be an Adelaide Crows player in 2023.

It follows a Channel 7 Adelaide report that claims the Crows “would move heaven and earth” to get Rankine in a deal that “would center around Adelaide’s first-round pick”.

The South Australian comes out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to re-sign with the Suns.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew recently told reporters he was confident Rankine will re-commit to the Suns.

Dillon understands the Crows are prepared to pay significant money to lure Rankine to West Lakes.

Dillon and Michelangelo Rucci, co-hosts of SEN SA’s The Run Homediscussed Rankine’s future beyond 2022.

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Dillon: “I’m 95 per cent sure this is going to happen.

“The deal is not done until it’s done – but Izak Rankine will be at the Crows next year.”

Rucci: “At what cost? Because I’m hearing big numbers.”

Dillon: “What I’m understanding is they’ll be prepared to pay it.”

Rucci: “$800,000 a year?”

Dillon: “That’s what I strongly believe is going to happen. They’re not into Josh Dunkley.

“After a number of phone calls yesterday and talking to different people, I firmly believe Izak Rankine will be at Adelaide.”

Rankine, the No.3 pick in the 2018 draft, is having a career-best year having kicked 27 goals in 16 games.


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