When Wolverhampton Wanderers brought in 28-year-old Mexican international Raul Jimenez, not everyone knew exactly who the lad was – it didn’t take him long to establish himself as a firm fan favourite though and he’s certainly announced himself to the Premier League in some style.
Having joined initially back in the summer of 2018 on a season long loan spell from Benfica, we officially signed him on a permanent basis the next summer for a reported £33million and with 66 appearances to his name across all competitions, a goal return of 30, speaks volumes for itself and that’s despite his more overall work ethic approach to the game.
With a decent games to goal record for Mexico, his ratio at previous clubs wasn’t quite as impressive as it has been for us, and last week Atletico Madrid club President, Enrique Cerezo, admitted that their decision to sell him on to Benfica was clearly a mistake in hindsight given his continued development.
Speaking to O Jogo via (Sport Witness), he explained.
“Effectively, people regret many things, but in football it is so. Players succeed in one club and not another. Sometimes there are players who feel uncomfortable and this does not mean that they are not good players.”
He’s got the right philosophical outlook on things. Some players shine others flop, give them new surroundings and they can show a complete reversal. Wolves win here, regardless though.