By Joe Nelson

Carl Ikeme is looking forward to life under the new Chinese Fosun ownership and learning from new boss Walter Zenga.

Ikeme, who has been with Wolves since signing professional terms back in 2003, has said that the whole squad is excited by the takeover and injection of cash at Molineux.

Speaking to the Express and Star, he said: “We’re all excited. It looks like the new owner wants to get promoted pretty soon, so we’re looking forward to building a good relationship with the manager and hopefully having a successful season.”

Ikeme has had loan spells at clubs such as Queens Park Rangers, Middlesbrough and Doncaster Rovers over the years, but is now back in the fold at Molineux and is relishing being a part of something special at the club.

“I’ve met Jeff (Shi) quite a few times now and spoke with him. He’s enthusiastic about improving the club in every way, even the training ground and facilities.”

The new owner isn’t the only one who’s impressed Ikeme, as he is enjoying having a former goalkeeper in charge of the side.

“He’s impressed so far, his ideas, his way of playing, his different philosophy. He knows what he wants but he’ll be talking to us at the back asking what we think. He’s keen on other people’s input and is keen for us all to work together.”

Wolves started life in the Championship this season with a resilient 2-2 draw at Rotherham United, having been 2-0 down and will be looking forward to their first home game of the season this weekend against Ipswich.

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