GEELONG will enter this year's national draft with four selections inside the top 34 selections after trading Jordan Clark to Fremantle on the final day of the 2021 Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period.

The trade sees the Cats gain pick No.22 and a future third round selection (tied to Carlton) in exchange for Clark and a future fourth round selection.

Clark returns to his home state after playing 32 matches over three years for the Cats.  

Geelong's recruiting and list manager Stephen Wells was happy with the outcome of the Clark trade.

"We thought the deal reflected the value we placed on Jordan," Wells said.

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"We believed Jordan could have come back here and been a really valuable player for us, so we needed a good deal otherwise we were going to have Jordan back.

"Pick 22 and a future third gives us an opportunity to bring in a couple of players over the next couple of years that we think can help us.

"It was a good tough negotiation that Andrew Mackie and David Walls went through and I think that deal is a fair one for everybody and reflected the value we had on Jordan."

The trade concluded a busy final day of the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period which saw the Cats add experienced ruckman Jonathon Ceglar and farewell Darcy Fort.