A key part of the Bulldogs' puzzle, English, at 24, has already played 74 games in the AFL having been taken with pick 19 in the 2016 national draft, before debuting the following season.
The 207-centimetre tall ruckman, who originally spent his junior football with South Fremantle, has been with the Bulldogs ever since, and has gotten his 2022 off to a strong start, with 22 disposals per game and an ever-growing importance to his side.
Now, Tom Browne of Channel 7 is reporting that a new deal will be confirmed in the coming weeks after English's management met with the club this week.
It's understood the deal for the 24-year-old will be long-term.
“It’s a significant coup for the Bulldogs,” Tom Browne said on Seven News.
“His management Colin Young and Andrew McDougall met with the Dogs’ Sam Power. Talks went really, really well, were very successful and English will stay.
“Expect that deal to be announced in the next two or three weeks, it could be announced sooner, as early as next week.”
It had been reported previously that the Western Australian could have been in line for a return home to either the Dockers or West Coast Eagles, however, it now seems unlikely with reports the deal is all but done.
On Tuesday, the club had mentioned English was a chance of making his return this weekend against the Port Adelaide Power, however, he failed to be included in the club's team announcement on Thursday evening.