MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Lewis Young of the Bulldogs warms up prior to the round 10 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on May 22, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs defender Lewis Young is believed to be weighing up his options this off-season despite a new deal being tabled by the club to remain at the Kennel.

According to's Mitch Cleary, Young will assess what will be on offer elsewhere before returning to the discussions with the Bulldogs.

It is understood that the Dogs have tabled a two-year extension to the 22-year-old, who is one of several at Whitten Oval that could look for greater opportunities at a rival club.

Midfielder Patrick Lipinski has already requested a trade to Collingwood ahead of the trade period, while vice-captain Mitch Wallis is also yet to sign a reported new deal tabled by the Bulldogs.

Ruckman Jordon Sweet is believed to be gaining interest from rival clubs as he too was limited to minutes at AFL level this season given the Bulldogs' strong list that led to a Grand Final berth.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Lewis Young of the Bulldogs looks dejected after losing the round 22 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Port Adelaide Power at Mars Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Young played nine games this season in the red, white and blue across multiple roles, including lengthy stints out of position in the ruck as the Dogs looked to combat the absence of veteran tall Stefan Martin.

Since making his debut in 2017, Young has played 24 games under Luke Beveridge, showing strong glimpses as a capable backman in the AFL.