Tigers ruckman Ivan Soldo has signed a new three-year deal with Richmond, keeping him at Punt Road until the end of the 2024 season.
A knee injury sidelined the 25-year-old for the entire 2021 season after first suffering the setback last season, with his recovery on track for a feature to play in Round 1 next year.
A premiership player in 2019, Soldo is a key cog in Damien Hardwick's side, sharing ruck duties with Toby Nankervis since making his debut in 2017.
Having now strung together 36 career matches, Soldo will be keen to add further matches and success to his resume.
“Across more than seven years at Richmond, Ivan has shown an outstanding work ethic and willingness to improve his game," Tigers GM of football talent Blair Hartley said.
“His knee injury late last year was very unfortunate, but he has worked hard throughout this season to put himself in a position to return strongly in 2022.
“Ivan is a key member of our team and we look forward to welcoming him back next year.”
Soldo is the latest Tiger to ink a new deal this year, with Noah Balta (2023), Shai Bolton (2023), Jason Castagna (2023), Thomson Dow (2023), Dylan Grimes (2023), Rhyan Mansell (2023), Kamdyn McIntosh (2023), Dion Prestia (2024), Daniel Rioli (2022) and Nick Vlastuin (2026) having signed new deals in 2021.
Soldo's extension is sure to place further pressure on the Tigers' off-season however, with young stalls Callum Coleman-Jones and Mabior Chol tipped to leave Richmond as they weigh up their future.
Chol is believed to be nearing a venture north to the Suns to be closer to his family in Queensland, while Coleman-Jones is reportedly mulling a four-year deal from North Melbourne.