GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Ben King of the Suns competes for the ball during the round 9 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on May 15, 2021 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Despite being one of the most targeted and in-demand players across the entire competition, Suns forward Ben King seems set to remain at Carrara.

There's been plenty of interest in the key forward since being drafted with Pick 6 in the 2018 draft. Of course, his brother Max plays for the Saints, and many believed that the 23-year-old may be convinced to move back to Melbourne.

As reported by SEN's Sam Edmund, King will remain at the Suns until the end of 2026.

”While there is no agreement on finances yet, King will commit to a two-year deal that will carry him through to free agency eligibility at the end of 2026,” reported Edmund.

With the deal seeing him through to free agency, there'll be plenty of talk towards the end of the deal once more regarding his future.

Since debuting during Round 9 of the 2019 season, King has gone on to play a further 72 games, slotting 129 goals and taking out the Suns' leading goalkicker gong on three occasions between 2020 and 2023.

The Suns will be hoping King recovers from a knee injury that cut his 2023 campaign short.

They'll be taking on the Tigers on the Gold Coast in the inaugural Opening Round on Saturday, March 9 at Carrara.