As reported by SEN's Sam Edmund, Bolton has reportedly inked a contract extension to remain at Punt Road and earn close to $600,000-per-year, with an official announcement to be made in the coming days.
Bolton has been a large focus of the player market this season, with a potential return to his home state of Western Australia discussed as a possibility for the exciting youngster.
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"Figure I'm told - somewhere around $600,000 a year."
- Sam Edmund
— SEN's Captains Run (@SENCaptainsRun) August 4, 2021
Now, according to Edmund's report, Bolton will turn his back on a possible venture to Perth in remaining with the reigning premiers.
The 22-year-old has had a breakout year in 2021, stepping up in the absence of a number star Tigers onballers.
Bolton is averaging career-best numbers for disposals, goals, inside 50's, clearances and marks this season.
With Bolton's services now reportedly off the table, the Dockers and Eagles could quickly turn their attention to new targets.
The Dockers have been linked to Carlton speedster Sam Petrevski-Seton in recent weeks, while fellow Western Australian products and Geelong duo Quinton Narkle and Jordan Clark are also out-of-contract for 2022.