Friday Dec 30, 2016. 07:45
Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has earned more praise from manager Paul Lambert after he signed a contract extension with English Championship side Wolves.
Ikeme,30, has signed a new two and half-year deal with an option for another year.
Lambert described the Super Eagles No.1 as terrific and a big signing for Wolves.
“I think it is important to get players like Carl Ikeme signed up to a new deal,” he said.
“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.”
“This is great news,” added Wolves Sporting Director Kevin 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.”
Ikeme has been at Wolves since he was 15.