Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett has signed a contract with Sydney pending an agreement being reached between the two clubs.
The Crows and the Swans will attempt to negotiate a successful trade during the AFL trade week which begins on Monday.
The 25-year-old said that the decision was a combined football/lifestyle decision.
“I was born in Sydney, I have a lot of friends and family there, and this offers me the chance to play football in a lifestyle which I really enjoy,” the statement read.
He also admitted to being swayed by the Swans' victory over Hawthorn in last weekend's grand final.
“Watching the AFL grand final last Saturday, listening to the commentary and talking to various people over time, it is obvious the Swans have a very special culture in addition to a very good team,” he said in the statement.
“I look forward to being part of it, and playing a role in a team that can be in a premiership mix next year and beyond.”
Tippett had been favoured to move to either Gold Coast or Brisbane in order to be closer to his family in his home state Queensland.
"It would have been easy to accept a generous five-year offer to stay in Adelaide, or something similar from the Gold Coast or Brisbane, and I also want to thank those clubs for their interest," Tippett said in a statement.
Sydney Swans CEO Andrew Ireland that the club was pleased that a player of Tippett's ability wanted to join the Swans.
"We will now work with the Adelaide Crows and Kurt's management to find suitable deal to bring Kurt to the Swans," Ireland said in a statement.
Tippett kicked 188 goals in 104 games for the Crows after being drafted in 2006.