Date: 21st January 2020 at 7:00pm
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Former Arsenal goalscorer and now Match of the Day pundit has been singing the praises of Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.

With the Mexican attacker in superb form at the moment, the 56-year-old pundit saw it as an ideal time to talk about his qualities, stating that he has everything you need to be a top forward.

Wolves are currently having another great season and his goals have played a huge part in that success.

So far, the 28-year-old has managed to score 19 goals already this season and has also managed to grab nine assists, totalling to a really impressive 28 goal contributions.

Subsequently, his team are sixth in the division after he scored a double to complete a stunning comeback away from home to defeat Southampton 3-2.

Additionally, his goals helped the club progress into the final 32 of the competition, where they will now be meeting Espanyol.

Speaking on the radio, the former England international valued the striker at over £60m.

“He’s been an ever-present, he’s got everything. He has everything. Watching him the other day against Southampton and he literally was fantastic,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.

“Now we are looking at a £60million/£70million striker in Jimenez. He’s a good goalscorer, very good goalscorer. He will probably score more goals.”

Is Nelson Oliveira a suitable back-up to Jimenez?

Yes, he's good enough for this level

Yes, he's good enough for this level

He will do until the summer as a back-up

He will do until the summer as a back-up

We need to have a better second-option

We need to have a better second-option

It is hard to disagree with Wright’s positive words, other than that Jimenez could arguably be worth more than that value when you consider just how vital he is to the team.

Given the form of Jimenez, it perhaps shouldn’t come as a huge shock that Patrick Cutrone has subsequently left the club, as chances to impress are few and far between when he’s scoring so regularly.

If Jimenez was to leave the club, it would be in the summer as there is next to no chance that he would be departing at the same time as Cutrone, essentially leaving no striker.

 

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