PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Sam Powell-Pepper of the Power handballs during the round 17 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

 

Port Adelaide bull Sam Powell-Pepper is poised to sign a multi-year contract extension.

According to Foxfooty.com.au discussions are progressing well between Port Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps and Powell-Pepper’s manager Andrew McDougall from Corporate Sports Australia.

A deal locking in the 22-year-old until the end of the 2023 season looks likely, with talks in the early stages.

Drafted at Pick 18 in the 2016 draft, Powell-Pepper has maintained he wants to remain at the club.

The Midfielder came third in the 2017 Rising star race and ranks as one of this season’s best pressure forwards.

In April Powell-Pepper told The Advertiser that speculation of his future in last years trade period didn’t phase him.

“That (the speculation) wasn’t a factor for me, it was just outside noise making stories up and whatnot,” he said.

“I’m happy with Port Adelaide and Kenny (Ken Hinkley) and that.

“That wasn’t a factor at all.”

Powell-Pepper has played 69 games for Port Adelaide and has been a mainstay in the senior team in 2020 after losing his place multiple times in 2019.