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Unrestricted free agent Zaine Cordy is officially a Saint.

The AFL has confirmed paperwork has been lodged for the 25-year-old to join St Kilda, after 118 games for the Western Bulldogs.

A member of the club’s 2016 premiership side, he adds some options in defence for the Saints, who have made the finals just once in the last 11 seasons.

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“We’re really pleased to welcome Zaine to St Kilda,” St Kilda’s head of list management James Gallagher said.

“We identified a need to bring in quality depth and coverage in our key positions, and we believe that Zaine will provide that.

“He’s a competitive guy and has a team-first attitude, demonstrated through his willingness to play various roles across the ground.

“While he’s achieved a lot in his young career, we feel confident he can go to another level here at the Saints.

“We look forward to welcoming Zaine to RSEA Park in the coming weeks.”

Cordy was selected by the Bulldogs at No.62 in the 2014 draft.

“I’m really happy to be joining the Saints,” he said.

“While I loved my time at the Bulldogs and will forever be grateful for the opportunities they gave me, I’m confident the time is right for this next chapter of my career.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all my teammates and coaches after the break and getting stuck into a big pre-season.”

The Bulldogs will not receive draft pick compensation after signing fellow free agent Liam Jones on Tuesday.