The Small forward will be returning home to pull on the blue and amber next season.
GWS will trade the 24-year-old small forward Langdon, for the West Coast’s 54th round pick in this year’s draft.
Langdon, who hails from WA, spent 3 seasons at the Giants after being drafted as a 56th round pick in 2017.
And after he struggled this season to break into the Giants 22, playing just 7 games in the disheveled 2020 campaign, the ex-Claremont forward requested a move home to Perth.
GWS did reportedly try to get Langdon to stay at the club, offering the out-of-contract player a new deal, but it appears Langdon wanted to return back to WA for both personal and professional reasons.
Langdon will add some depth to the star-studded West Coast forward line and head up the small forward duties along with 2020 All-Australian, Liam Ryan.
And with his best years of footy ahead of him, Langdon would most likely find himself getting more game time at the Eagles.
“We are very pleased to secure Zac after he signaled his desire to return home to Western Australia,” Eagles List Manager Darren Glass said to the club website today.
“Our club tracked Zac closely before he was drafted in 2017 and he has shown he can apply excellent forward pressure and hit the scoreboard at AFL level.”
Scoring 21 goals in 21 games for GWS, its no question Langdon can find the posts but will be most beneficial to the Eagles for his pace and the work he does on the ground at the stoppage.
“He is also an elite runner and we feel he will add skill and speed to our attacking mix. We are confident that Zac’s best footy is still ahead of him.”
“We look forward to welcoming Zac and his fiancee, Eli, to the club and he will commence pre-season training with our first-to-fourth-year players in December.”
It seems Langdon had wanted to move to the West Coast for some time now, stating to Westcoasteagles.com.au, “I spoke to my manager Colin (Young) earlier in the year and he seemed to think it (joining the Eagles) would be a great fit for myself.”
“I know they’ve got a good role there that I could fit into. I probably see my future playing footy at a club like that where my skill and my assets I can bring will complement the team, and just helping myself to take my footy to the next level as well,” Langdon spoke, also admitting that West Coast have one of the “best, most dangerous forward lines in the comp at the moment.”
“If I can add to that mix then I’m really excited to play alongside those boys.”
With GWS taking the Eagles 54th draft pick, it’s likely that draft pick will be heading back to WA to Fremantle as GWS look to cop Docker’s key-forward Jesse Hogan.
That’ll leave the West Coast with picks 33, 59, and 90 in this year’s draft.