MOVING interstate is never easy, but the Demons’ newest recruit Ed Langdon couldn’t be happier to be on his way to Melbourne.
While Langdon is currently overseas on an end-of-season holiday, he’s already looking forward to getting back to the place he calls home.
“I really enjoyed my time in Fremantle, but Melbourne is my home and I am really excited to be heading back,” Langdon told Melbourne Media.
“The proposition to be back with my family and friends was incredibly appealing, and an opportunity I had to take up.”
The former Docker was drafted to the west as a teenager but decided now was the right time to make the move, with Melbourne proving to be the standout club for him.
“I’ve always wanted to play for a big Melbourne club, and when the opportunity arose to play for the MFC I didn’t hesitate in taking it,” he said.
“Moving home was something that’s always been a priority for me, so when the trade officially went through it was certainly a relief.”
After playing 68 games in purple, Langdon is ready for the next chapter of his football career, with the confidence that he can be a part of something special with the Demons.
“From my brief interactions with Goody (Simon Goodwin) and the playing group, there is an overwhelming feeling of optimism and positivity about 2020 and beyond, so that’s certainly exciting,” he said.
The 23-year-old comes from a strong sporting family, as his brother Tom plays in defence for Collingwood.
But at 182cm, Langdon’s strengths come up the field, as he runs all day through the midfield.
“I’ve played on the wing my whole career and it’s where I enjoy my football the most,” he said.
“If I can positively contribute at all playing that role then I’d be pretty happy.”
Langdon will have to wait until mid-November to get his pre-season campaign underway with his new side, but he’s eager to get into AAMI Park and get started.
“I’m really looking forward to getting to know my teammates, and hopefully build some good relationships,” he said.
“It’s been a long time coming for me, and I couldn’t be more excited to move back home.”