Date: 2nd April 2020 at 11:07pm
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Raul Jimenez revealed in an interview with Marca that he doesn’t have a release clause at Wolverhampton Wanderers and doesn’t believe he’ll be sold for cheap this summer.

Jimenez has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham, but the 28-year-old says there’s no obligation for Wolves to accept a certain bid.

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He told Marca: “I don’t know who sets the prices, but if someone paid that money for me it is because I am worth it, and if they want to continue paying more for me it is because I am worth it and I am doing things well to be worth it.

“(Wolves) bought me for €40million (£34.5m), they won’t sell me for less. There is no release clause, but the clubs (in England), it is different how they are managed.”

Jimenez turned his loan move at Wolves permanent last summer and has gone on to make 44 appearances, scoring 22 goals and making 10 assists.”

The Mexican international’s form for Wolves has led to him being tipped for a top-six club, but Jimenez played down such talk and highlighted how the West Midlands outfit were sixth in the Premier League table before the season was postponed to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As per WhoScored, Wolves did the double over defending champions Manchester City, beating them 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in October and 3-2 at Molineux in December, and reached the last-16 of the Europa League too. Only Liverpool lost fewer league games (1) than Nuno Espirito Santo’s men (6), so Jimenez is clearly at a club matching his ambition.

He added: “I see a lot of people talking and saying that ‘it is for a Top 6 team’. Right now we are in fifth place and we are not asking anything of those teams. I mean, outside Liverpool who are way above this season, I think we are fighting from you to you with everyone else: We beat City twice, we beat Tottenham once, we tied (Manchester) United.”

The 28-year-old clearly believes in Nuno’s vision and wants to succeed with Wolves, so fans shouldn’t be worried about him leaving.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article