Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Paul Lambert has said he was excited to see Nigeria’s Carl Ikeme extend his contract with the English Championship side until 2019.
The 30-year-old joined the Wanderers youth team in 2003 and got promoted to the senior team the same year- appearing 178 times for the club in all competitions, and the gaffer says the Super Eagles shot stopper has been fantastic since he arrived at the club.
“I think it is important to get players like Carl Ikeme signed up to a new deal,” Lambert told Wolves website.
“As it was with Dave Edwards, he is an experienced member of the team.
“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.”
The Wolves sporting director, Kevin Thelwell also said that it was a good news to see Ikeme pen a new deal with the club, adding that he is one of the best goal keepers in the championship.
“This is great news,” said Thelwell.
“Carl has been at Wolves for such a long time and is a big part of what we are trying to achieve going forwards.
“In my opinion he is still right up there as one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship.
“Wolves means a lot to him, and it means a lot to us to get him to commit his future to the club. We are all absolutely delighted.”