GARY ABLETT has put months of speculation behind him and re-signed with Gold Coast for a further three years.
Ablett's contract extension will see him remain with the Suns until the end of 2018, when he will be 34.
The dual Brownlow medallist is in the final year of a five-year deal that lured him away from Geelong at the end of 2010.
"I’m rapt to have re-committed to the Gold Coast," Ablett said on Tuesday.
"For some time, I had indicated to the club and my management that I wanted to extend my contract with the Suns.
"I am proud of what we have achieved so far off the field, and I know that with hard work, we are capable of achieving so much more on-field in the future, and that's why I have re-committed to the Suns.
"We still have plenty of work ahead of us, but I strongly believe that we have the right people in place to take our club forward."
Ablett has taken on a huge burden since joining the Suns for their inaugural season in 2011 and always stated that he headed to Queensland to win a premiership.
Suns CEO Andrew Travis said Ablett's re-signing was a significant milestone for the club and the growth of Australian football in Queensland.
He said the Suns were always confident of retaining his services.
"He and his manager Liam Pickering gave us that indication all the way through and that allowed us to complete the deal in a professional manner," Travis said.
"What shouldn't be overlooked is that Gary's new deal is a huge vote of confidence in our program, our coaches, his teammates and the direction of the club."