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Alex Fasolo is off to Carlton

Collingwood will receive a third-round draft selection as compensation for the departing unrestricted free agent, Alex Fasolo.

The selection will be at the end of the third round (currently pick No. 57) as Fasolo has chosen to continue his career with the Carlton Football Club.

Fasolo joined Collingwood as pick No. 45 in the 2010 National Draft and went on to play 101 games over eight seasons with the club.

The 26-year-old kicked 133 goals in the Black and White stripes, booting 25 goals in 2016 to finish as the club’s leading goal kicker for the season.

A shoulder injury interrupted Fasolo’s pre-season in 2018, his first appearance coming in Round 9 where he sustained an ankle injury and was unable to break into the senior side for the remainder of the season.

Collingwood List Manager Ned Guy thanked Fasolo for his contribution to the club.

“Alex has given a lot to the football club over his time with us and we appreciate his dedication to the program,” Guy said.

“He’s a popular figure who I’m sure will be missed by many around the club.

“We wish him the very best for his future with Carlton Football Club and beyond.”

As the draft order stands at present, Collingwood's selections are 18, 51, 56, 57 and 75.