Kreuger headed to Collingwood

Tara Murray

Geelong big man Nathan Kreuger is on his way to Collingwood after being traded on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cats traded Kreuger and pick 55 to the Magpies in exchange for pick 41 in the first player deal of the AFL trade period.

The defender, who had played two senior games for the Cats, had an offer in front of him at Geelong but had decided a fresh start was needed as he sought more opportunities.

Collingwood football manager Graham Wright had previously told Trade Radio that the Magpies saw Kreuger as a forward and would look to play him at that end of the ground.

Geelong list and recruiting manager Stephen Wells said the club wished Kreuger well.

“Nathan has made a fantastic contribution to our club, and we’ve enjoyed having him as part of our program.”