SMALL forward Alex Neal-Bullen has signed a new contract extension which will see him remain a Melbourne player until at the least the end of 2023.

The 25-year-old, who was drafted with pick No.40 in the 2014 National Draft, has played 90 games over his seven seasons at the Dees.

“We are really pleased that Alex has agreed to remain a Demon for a further two seasons,” List Manager Tim Lamb told Melbourne Media.

“He is a highly valued member and leader of our playing group, who has developed his game to cement himself as one of our most consistent performers.

“His leadership both on and off the field is first class and he epitomises the selfless, team-first attitude that has become a staple of the Melbourne brand of football in 2021.

“We look forward to him continuing to grow and perform over the course of his career.”

Neal-Bullen, who has played every game this season, said he was excited to be extending his time in the red and blue.

“I’m super stoked to get another two years at the footy club,” Neal-Bullen told Melbourne Media.

“I’m very thankful for their show of faith and I feel very excited to be a part of this club for a further two years.”

Averaging 15 disposals and four tackles this season, Neal-Bullen has embraced the team role, while forming part of a new-look forward line alongside Charlie Spargo and Kysaiah Pickett. 

Neal-Bullen joins an impressive list of recently signed players including captain Max Gawn and midfielders Christian Petracca, Clayton Oliver and Christian Salem.