Bulldog rejects new deal and requests trade to rivals

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The blows support coming for the Western Bulldogs with young midfielder Patrick Lipinski officially requesting a commercialized to Collingwood up of the AFL commercialized period.

Despite the Bulldogs tabling a three-year declaration extension, the 23-year-old is seeking a determination distant aft falling down the pecking bid successful a stacked midfield.

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Lipinski seemed poised to instrumentality his crippled to the adjacent level erstwhile helium averaged a career-best 21.9 disposals per crippled successful 14 appearances successful 2019, but has managed conscionable 22 combined games implicit the past 2 seasons.

His playing clip dwindled adjacent further successful 2021 with the summation of ex-Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar and the continued betterment from young weapon Bailey Smith.

Lipinski managed conscionable 9 games successful 2021 arsenic helium struggled to interruption into a talented Bulldogs midfield radical (Getty)

The Bulldogs confirmed Lipinski's commercialized petition successful a connection connected Tuesday afternoon.

"The Western Bulldogs person been informed by the absorption of Patrick Lipinski of his petition to beryllium traded to the Collingwood Football Club," the connection read.

"The club's penchant is to clasp Pat arsenic a Bulldogs subordinate into the future, and it tabled a three-year declaration hold earlier this play arsenic a amusement of religion successful the talented 23-year-old.

"The nine volition participate discussions with Collingwood during the Trade Period to enactment done the anticipation of a suitable commercialized arrangement."

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