MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Charlie Curnow of the Blues celebrates on the final siren during the 2018 AFL round eight match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 12, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Emerging Carlton star Charlie Curnow has re-signed with the club on an extension that will keep him there until 2023.

The 21-year old inked his extension this week, and having previously committed to the club until 2019, he has now signed on for an additional four seasons.

Curnow was stoked to put pen to paper.

“I’m very thankful to the Club for the opportunity to extend my contract for a further four years,” Curnow told

“It was never an option to go anywhere else, the Club is basically an extension of my family and I wanted to repay the faith they have shown in me since I arrived at the end of 2015.

“I really believe in where our football program is heading. We are a very close-knit playing group and we are driven to get this Club back to where it belongs so I’m rapt to be staying around and helping us get there.”

Senior coach Brendon Bolton was thrilled to secure Curnow’s long-term future at the club.

“We see his signing as a clear show of faith in the Club’s direction and clearly, a player of Charlie’s talent is a key part of our long-term plans,” Bolton said.

“He is a popular member of our playing group and a terrific young man with a level head on his shoulders and we know there is a big future ahead for him with his impressive approach to hard work and continued improvement as a developing key forward.”

Curnow enjoyed a breakout 2017 campaign, particularly in the second half of the season. The young forward has booted 41 goals from 37 games.