MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Rory Sloane of the Crows kicks the ball during the round three AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Adelaide vice-captain Rory Sloane has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal, that will see him remain at the Crows until the end of the 2023 season.

Despite keen interest from a number of Victorian clubs including St Kilda and Hawthorn, the Crows held on to their star midfielder, as he looks to remain a one-club player for his entire career.

The two-time best and fairest winner calls West Lakes home, and is excited to remain at the Crows for the next five years.

“This is a great footy club and I have said many times before how much I respect and love the place and people, particularly the playing group,” Sloane told

“There is always a lot to weigh up, especially given Belinda and I are about to start a family, and we have been in constant talks with the Club for some time.

“I’m super excited about what the future holds, both from a personal and football perspective.

“We have created a great environment where there is a genuine care for each other and strong desire to achieve the ultimate success.”

Sloane has played 171 games for the Crows, and has averaged 22.3 disposals, 4.1 marks, 5.6 tackles and 4.2 clearances per game over his career.