SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: James Fisher-Harris of the Panthers reacts after a Rabbitohs error during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Penrith prop James Fisher-Harris has signed a new four-year extension that will keep him at the foot of the mountains until the end of the 2026 season.

The Panthers announced the news on Tuesday afternoon, with the star forward adding to his current contract, which was set until the end of next season.

Speaking via the club website, Fisher-Harris stated his gratitude to re-sign with the Panthers for the long-haul.

"It hasn’t fully sunk in yet but I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to sign this deal,” Fisher-Harris said.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: James Fisher-Harris of the Panthers is tackled during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Panthers Stadium on June 09, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

"This club feels like home. Panthers took me in and I’ve grown up here. I'm surrounded by familiar faces I’ve come through the grades with. My family loves it here. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

"It's every players dream to stay at one club for a long time. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to do it at a club like this.

"Now it’s my turn to do my job, put the team first and do everything I can to repay the faith the club has shown in me."

The New Zealand international made his club debut with the Panthers in 2016 and has since gone on to play 125 matches for the west Sydney side.

Fisher-Harris has flourished under coach Ivan Cleary this season as the Panthers currently sit in second place on the ladder with a 14-2 start to the year.

Having already recorded 28 tackle breaks and laying over 400 tackles this year at a rate of 96%, Fisher-Harris ranks 10th overall for MVP votes so far in 2021.