Yarran has ended speculation of a return to Western Australia by re-signing with the Blues.
Carlton has re-signed its second big name player this week, with Chris Yarran committing to a two-year deal which will keep him at Visy Park until the end of the 2016 season.
Yarran’s signing comes just a two days after Bryce Gibbs put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal at Carlton and signals Mick Malthouse’s desire to regenerate the club’s list.
Carlton acting chief executive Andrew McKay said that Yarran’s versatility and foot speed made him an important player at the Blues.
“Chris has worked really hard this year and is playing some of the most consistent football of his career. At only 23, his football maturity is starting to take shape,” McKay said.
“He offers us some real versatility, while his pace adds an extra dimension and element of excitement to our team.”
Despite Carlton’s disappointing season so far, Yarran said he was confident the Blues have what it takes to get the club back in premiership contention.
“We’ve got a great group here and we know with some hard work we can get to where we want to be,” Yarran said.
The 23-year-old debuted for the Blues in 2009 and has since played 96 games and kicked 79 goals.