Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from football following a 12-month fight with acute leukaemia.

He revealed the news to his team-mates before training on Tuesday morning.

The 32-year-old’s decision comes after a discussion with medical experts after 18 years at the club.

The Nigeria shot-stopper revealed he was in remission having battled against leukaemia for the past year last month.

‘After a tough year and intense chemotherapy throughout I would like to let everyone know I am in complete REMISSION,’ he posted on Instagram, alongside a photographs of him with his children.

‘I still have hurdles to get over to be cured but I can hopefully now move forward with some normality. I would like to thank my family/friends to start with who have gone above and beyond for me.

‘The support I have received from Wolves/Nigeria, the football world and from people from all over the world has been hard to put into words.

‘I can’t thank everyone at the Christie and heartlands hospital enough for there care!!! What next who knows… I’m just taking it a day at a time.’