JAKE Lever is set for another three seasons in the red and blue, agreeing to terms with the club on Tuesday afternoon.
The key defender, who turns 25 on Friday, has played 36 games for Melbourne since making a move from the Crows during the 2017 Trade Period.
And with his best footy still ahead of him, the club’s list manager couldn’t have been happier to have secured Lever’s services until the end of 2024.
“Jake Lever and Steven May are forming a great partnership down back, so to keep those two together is an exciting prospect for the club,” Tim Lamb told Melbourne Media.
“Jake has played 92 games to date, so we think he’s about to enter the prime of his career and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can produce over the next three seasons.
“Jake is an incredibly determined person and he wants this club to be successful, so it’s a great show of faith from him – we’re really happy with how the group is progressing.”
After his first two campaigns with the Dees were hindered by an ACL injury, Lever played all 17 matches in 2020.
The former No.14 draft pick is fresh off an uninterrupted pre-season and looks primed to attack his seventh year at the top level.