PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: Lachie Neale poses during a Brisbane Lions AFL Media Opportunity at the Swan River on October 19, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

2020 Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale has extended his stay at the Brisbane Lions, with the star midfielder signing a multi-year contract beyond 2023.

There had been speculation during last year's trade period that Neale was considering requesting a trade back to the Dockers, but any Fremantle hopes of those talks re-igniting at the end of this season would appear all but gone.

Neale has confirmed his desire to play out his career in Lions colours, signing on until 2026.

“The goal is definitely to hold up a cup in a Lions guernsey,” Neale told Lions Media.

“The boys are really hard-working people who are trying to make themselves better and we’ve struck a really nice balance.

“The team’s will to improve and will to get better is first class and I feel like we’re set for a really sustained successful period.

“I’d love to hold up more than one (cup) but I’d happily take one. We’ve come a long way and we have a group that’s ready to go and we’ve had some experience in finals now.”

The 29-year-old has been prolific again this season among a tremendous Lions engine room that also includes the likes of Hugh McCluggage, Jarryd Lyons and up-and-comer, Zac Bailey.

After multiple finals appearances leading into this season and another likely tilt at a premiership in 2022, it isn't hard to see why Neale is happy with his current situation.