Adelaide has reportedly offered a multi-year deal to Beaufort export Matt Crouch as he looks to return to the field in the coming weeks.
The All-Australian midfielder is a restricted free agent and is yet to play this season, having been dogged by persistent groin problems.
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The Crows are understood to be keen for Crouch to remain at the club and have tabled an offer, with contract discussions continuing once the 26-year-old returned to full fitness.
Rival clubs were believed to be interested in Crouch, but his injury troubles made gauging his value difficult.
Crouch's brother, Brad, departed Adelaide for St Kilda last year as a restricted free agent, which saw the Crows get a compensation selection.
Adelaide has the right to match a bid should Matt Crouch take a free agency option.
The midfielder had groin surgery in May and returned at SANFL level last weekend, gathering 28 disposals and eight clearances.
Given South Australia's latest COVID lockdown, Crouch could return to the senior line-up sooner than expected.
The SANFL is expected to be paused, leaving the Crows' options for Crouch limited.
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