Adelaide captain Tex Walker has told Roo and Ditts that, while he hasn't spoken to Mitch McGovern in depth, it's "plain and simple" that he doesn't want to play for the Crows any more.
TEX REACTS TO THE NEWS:
Adelaide confirmed on Tuesday night McGovern would seek a trade, just 12 months after signing a three-year contract extension.
Walker said on Wednesday morning he plans to speak to McGovern about his decision, but believes the 23-year-old doesn't feel Adelaide is "the right fit for him".
"I actually haven’t spoken to him in depth about it, which I will," he told Triple M Adelaide.
"I’ve got a great relationship with ‘Gov’. His journey so far has been pretty impressive.
"For Mitch, it’s just plain and simple. He just doesn’t feel that the Adelaide Football Club’s the right fit for him. He just doesn’t want to be at our footy club.
"He’s made a decision that he wants to go elsewhere and further his career there."
He shut down a link to a Victorian club, saying it's hard to pick and choose preferred destinations given the current situation.
"That’s just all innuendo," he said.
"To be honest, a deal still needs to be done.
"I’m sure he has his preferred club he’d like to go to, but in the end, it’s a decision that the club and his management need to come to agreement (on)."
Walker expressed his disappointment about McGovern's pending departure, saying he's looking forward to speaking with him about it.
“I’ve got to have that discussion with Gov,” he said.
“I don’t have to, I want to. I’ve got a great relationship with Gov.
“It’s just disappointing that we lose a quality player of Gov and a quality fella.”