Carlton co-captain Patrick Cripps has inked a new six-year deal with the Blues that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2027.

As reported by's Riley Beveridge, Cripps has inked a new deal with the club and will turn his back on free agency.

The gun midfielder has long been linked to a return to Western Australia, but has always expressed his desires to remain at Ikon Park past 2021.

“I love this club, I love the people and I love the privilege of pulling on that Navy Blue jumper each and every week. This place has become home – my decision was that simple,” Cripps said, per the club website.

“I couldn’t be more confident in what we are building here. It is not always going to be smooth sailing, but this group will not stop working until we achieve what we are striving for – winning that 17th Premiership for the Carlton Football Club.

“We’ve been through some tough periods as a group and we’ll continue to be challenged but none of that will shake our belief in the direction we are heading and what we are capable of.

“There really isn’t any other football club in the country like ours. The passion our members and fans have is incredible and the support they’ve given me over the last eight years is something I never take for granted – we’ve ridden the highs and lows so far together and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s ahead for us in the years to come.”

He joins star forward Harry McKay as key retention signings for the Blues, who signed a new two-year deal with the club earlier this month.

Cripps has played 131 games for the Blues since making his debut with the club in 2014.