Posted: 16 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Jordan Lewis Joins Melbourne
Hawthorn have confirmed the deal.
On the Hawks website:
Hawthorn can confirm Jordan Lewis will depart the club after a deal was reached with Melbourne Football Club today.
Hawthorn will receive picks 48 and 66 in exchange for Lewis.
Melbourne will also receive picks 57 and 68.
Jordan Lewis has reportedly decided to join Melbourne.
Lewis has turned down a larger deal from Gold Coast that would have helped Jaeger O'Meara get to Hawthorn and has made a commitment to Melbourne, according to a Herald Sun report.
Triple M's Jay Clark had previously reported Melbourne would offer Lewis a three-year deal and would give up a low pick to secure him.
Lewis, Hawthorn's vice-captain, has played 264 games for the Hawks, winning four premierships, as well as a best and fairest and All-Australian selection in 2014.
Brendan Fevola previously suggested on Triple M's Dead Set Legends Lewis was "100%" playing for Melbourne next season.