MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Levi Casboult of the Blues celebrates kicking a goal during the round six AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 29, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Carlton forward Levi Casboult will delay contract negotiations until the end of the season as he looks to continue on with his career year in 2017.

The 27-year-old signed just a one-year deal last season to remain at the Blues, but has transformed his game this year with the help of specialist goalkicking coach Saverio Rocca.

Casboult is on track for a career-best year in front of goal, with 18 goals to his name already, just six shy of his 24-goal season in 2015.

Carlton are quite keen to retain the forward, and will need to ward off other Victorian clubs including Richmond for his signature.

The key forward’s manager, Anthony McConville from Mac’s Sports said Casboult was enjoying his time at the Blues, but will wait until the end of the season before engaging in contract talks.

“He’s clearly having the best year of his career and enjoying playing an important role in a young playing group,” McConville told the Herald Sun.

“He’s really not concerned about his future at this point, because he wants his footy to speak for itself.

“Like every other year Levi has been out of contract, we will look to sort all of that out upon the completion of the season.”

Casboult is kicking at 55% in front of goal this season with figures of 18.9, a rise of 16% on last year.