Super Eagles' Ikeme signs new deal at Wolverhampton

Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has signed a new two-and-a-half year deal with Championship side, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Nigerian has spent over 15 years at the club already and his previous deal was due to expire at the end of this season.

Ikeme said after signing the deal: “I’m delighted. I’ve been here since I was 15 years of age – it’s something I’m proud of.

“I’ve got good relationships with everyone here including the fans. I want to continue it and have more success here.

“For me personally I feel like I’ve always got a challenge here. And under the new gaffer I feel like the club is moving in the right direction.

“It’s given everyone impetus and belief that we can do well. I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”

The 31-year-old became first choice at the club during the 2012/2013 season and has made 192 appearances for Wolves.

Wolves manager Paul Lambert said: “I think it is important to get players like Carl Ikeme signed up to a new deal.

“He knows exactly what the club is about and if you get a core of lads like that then they can look after the dressing room as well.

“Carl has been terrific since I arrived and I think this is a big signing for the club.

“I remember coming here with Blackburn last season and he made some incredible saves.

“He is a big presence, a great lad and a top goalkeeper.”



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