Luke Dahlhaus is officially a Cat after the unrestricted free agent signed with Geelong earlier today.
The 26-year-old joins the club on a four-year deal after eight seasons with the Western Bulldogs.
A rookie draft selection in 2010, the former Geelong Falcon played 154 games for the Western Bulldogs, which included a rising star nomination in his debut season in 2011 and a premiership in 2016.
Geelong’s General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd welcomed the Dahlhaus to Geelong.
“Luke is a player that we identified as being able to come in and make an impact on our team,” Lloyd said.
“A high performing player at AFL level for many years, Luke has the ability to play a number of positions on the ground and take the game on.
“After achieving a premiership with the Bulldogs, Luke has experienced football at the highest level and we look forward to him bringing his experience to our playing group.”
In other trade news, Tim Kelly has asked Geelong Cats to explore the possibility of trading him to his home state, Western Australia.
“As is well-known, Tim is under contract to the Cats for the 2019 season, and it is highly likely he will remain with the club,” a club spokesperson said.
“However out of respect for Tim, we will listen to what Fremantle and West Coast are prepared to offer and determine whether or not we believe it is a viable trade for our club.”