Fevola joins Lions' pride
Brisbane has completed the biggest transaction of the AFL's Trade Week, signing former Carlton forward Brendan Fevola on the final day of the trade period.
In the deal, which gives Lions coach Michael Voss an All-Australian front line in Fevola and Jonathan Brown, Carlton receives Brisbane's first round draft pick and prospect Lachie Henderson.
The Lions also receive the navy blues' second round pick.
Carlton decided to trade Fevola after his drunken misbehaviour during and after last month's Brownlow Medal function.
It was the last straw for the Blues and they resolved to move him on despite protests from some fans.
Fevola's move means he will form a fearsome key forward combination with Lions captain Brown.
He is the reigning Coleman Medallist as the league's top goalkicker and he also won the award in 2006, while Brown topped the goalkicking in 2007.
Fevola is a three-time All-Australian and was named this year along with Brown, who received the honour for the second time.
There is ongoing speculation that Bradshaw might still move to another club before trade week ends.
Fevola's trade was the only new exchange announced before noon on Friday, but there are certain to be others before the 2:00pm (AEDT) deadline.
Carlton president Stephen Kernahan says trading Fevola was hard for everyone at the club.
"Following discussions with Brendan during the last week, he agreed he needed a change of environment for his future and his preference was to be traded rather than return to Carlton," he said in a statement.
"This decision is based on what we believe is best for the Carlton Football Club, importantly the playing group or individual players were not involved in the decision, it was a matter for the Club and not just an on-field issue.
"We wish Brendan all the best and we hope the move to Brisbane will provide him with the opportunity to continue his career in a new environment."
Blues coach Brett Ratten met Henderson at the Blues' training ground today and is keen on what he will provide in 2010.
"We look forward to officially welcoming Lachlan to the Carlton Football Club," he said.
"It is great to add a young key position player to our team for 2010.
"Lachlan was a top 10 draft selection just two years ago, his opportunities have been limited in Brisbane and we believe he will be an important power forward for Carlton for many years to come."