North Melbourne can confirm Ben Brown has requested a trade to the Melbourne Football Club.

North GM football Brady Rawlings said the club will now work to secure a mutually beneficially arrangement with the Demons.

“Ben has been a great player for us and a great ambassador,” Rawlings said.

“We spoke honestly with Ben in September about the direction of our football club and what was best for his career, and we committed to finding an outcome that would suit both parties.

“As Ben has nominated his preferred club, we will now work to secure a trade that is a good outcome for the club.”

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