MELBOURNE defender Trent Rivers has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him remain a Demon until the end of 2027.

The 21-year-old, who has enjoyed an exceptional start to the 2023 AFL season, agreed to terms of a four-year extension this week, securing his future in the red and blue.

Melbourne List Manager Tim Lamb said the club was thrilled to lock in one of its key talents. 

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“We are really pleased that Trent has committed to the club for a further four years", Lamb told Melbourne Media.

“He is such an important part of our future, and we are excited to see where he can take his game.

“Trent is a humble and hardworking young man who is loved and respected by his teammates and coaches alike.

“He is willing to play whatever role the coaches ask of him, and this contract extension is another endorsement of the culture and environment that has been built under the leadership of Simon Goodwin.”

Rivers, who has played 56 games since making his debut in 2020, was originally recruited from East Fremantle with pick No.32 in the 2019 National Draft.