Power deny Wines AFL trade links

Ollie Wines was drafted by Port Adelaide in 2012 and has played all his 141 AFL games for the Power.
Ollie Wines was drafted by Port Adelaide in 2012 and has played all his 141 AFL games for the Power.

Port Adelaide have denied speculation that co-captain Ollie Wines explored a trade away from the club.

Wines is contracted at Alberton until the end of 2022 but has been linked with a move to Victoria.

"Port Adelaide is aware of recent media speculation relating to Ollie Wines' future at the club," the Power said in a statement.

"As a principle, the club is generally reluctant to respond to rumours involving its players throughout the AFL trade period.

"However, in this instance, given Ollie is the current co-captain of the club, Port Adelaide believes it is important to confirm that at no stage has Ollie requested a trade from our club.

"Equally, at no stage has Port Adelaide contemplated trading Ollie to any other club and he remains a required player."

Wines has played 141 games for the Power since he was drafted No.7 in the 2012 AFL draft but injuries - including a shoulder issue suffered while waterskiing in the pre-season - limited him to just 12 appearances this season.

The 25-year-old was appointed co-captain alongside Tom Jonas before the 2019 campaign.

Australian Associated Press