VERSATILE Bomber Kyle Langford has penned a new two-year deal to stay with the club.

The Essendon midfielder, who enjoyed a career-best season in 2020, was out of contract but the extension sees him tied to the club until the end of 2022.

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Langford follows emerging star Andrew McGrath in recommitting to the club for two years, while best-and-fairest winner Jordan Ridley is also expected to ink a long-term four-year deal. 

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The 23-year-old has become a young leader at the Bombers and finished fourth in the club's best and fairest this season.

"I feel like I’m really starting to develop some continuity in my game, so I was pretty clear that staying with the Bombers was going to be the best thing for my football as I’m hungry to keep growing as player," he said. 

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"While it wasn’t the year we would’ve liked to have had as a team, I really believe we are on the right path to achieving on-field results under 'Truck' (coach Ben Rutten). 


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"We have a really hungry young group of players and I can't wait to get back to the club with the boys and commit to a pre-season of hard work, intensity and driving high standards to take this group forward to where we want to go."

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The Bombers face a busy off-season after Adam Saad and Joe Daniher last week confirmed their plans to leave the club, while the Bombers are waiting on Orazio Fantasia to officially request a trade as well.