New Wolves owners eyeing return to the Premier League

Molineux - general view

Fosun International completed their takeover of Wolves on Thursday.

Molineux - general viewWolves now have new owners after Fosun International's takeover

Jeff Shi, who has taken a leading role in Fosun International's takeover of Wolverhampton Wanderers, has told the club's official website that the new owners are already plotting a return to the Premier League.

The Chinese consortium, spearheaded by businessman and billionaire Guo Guangchang, completed their takeover of the club on Thursday, and have wasted little time in outlining their ambitions to bring top-flight football back to Molineux.

Wolves Cheif Executive Jez Moxey is interviewed before the match

In a statement released through the club's official website, Shi thanked former owner Steve Morgan and outgoing chief executive Jez Moxey for their time at the club, adding that fans can look forward to a "bright future".

Shi said: “Our goal is crystal clear: we will do our very best to help take Wolves back to the Premier League as soon as possible and to stay there.

A general view before the match

“We believe the club and the fans belong at the top of English football and getting there is our first and top priority.

“We also understand the importance of the club’s role within Wolverhampton and the surrounding communities and that is something we are determined to continue."

“We will work with everyone who supports Wolves to help create a bright future for this great Club."

A general view before the match

Wolves were relegated from the Premier League in 2012 have not returned since, even spending a season in League One before being promoted back to the Championship.

Fans will certainly be feeling a little more positive about the club's future, particularly amid the Express and Star's claim that Fosun have strong links to high-profile agent Jorge Mendes, who represents a host of big name players and coaches.

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