Wolves forward Raul Jimenez has admitted to a Spanish newspaper that he and his father have discussed the prospect of him joining a ‘top six’ side.
Thankfully for Wolves fans, when his dad asked about if he would be interested if one of the top six teams wanted him he responded by saying “but now I’m in fifth”.
However, it would also be pretty fair to say that he has definitely left his future open at Molineux despite being such a new signing, by suggesting that “you always have to look for more”.
While speaking to Marca, the Mexican attacker was asked by a reporter about whether or not moving for a fee of €100m or more would scare him.
He responded by saying (via Sport Witness): “It doesn’t scare me. Football is something I’ve always dreamed of, it has always been my life. Therefore, if it happens, it would be an important motivation to carry out such a transfer.
Then asked what his next steps in football will be, Jimenez said: “The important thing is to move forward. I am very good at Wolves, but you always have to look for more, you have to keep fighting. Now we are in fifth place in the table.
“The other day, I was talking with my dad and he said: ‘If some of the top 6 teams wanted to sign you, where would you go?’
“I said: ‘But now I’m in the fifth!’ [laughs] I am on top of several teams that are considered ‘top six’. I’m great here. Then, it would be to see the conditions, if it suits me, if it suits Wolves and the other team.”
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The 28-year-old has been in inspired form since joining the club full-time. Not only has he been able to keep Patrick Cutrone out of the team on a regular basis, but he has been able to score 15 times in 27 games, as well as secure seven assists.
However, getting him away from Molineux might prove to be tricky business. Costing £34.2m, the club have a very strong mandate to demand a lot of money – far beyond his current £37.8m valuation by Transfermarkt, considering he is contracted until 2023.
Anyway, hopefully for fans, this is just a genuinely honest response to a question than him trying to get other clubs interested. While these words will hardly go down fantastically amongst supporters, it is nonetheless a player being genuinely honest about his future and explaining his current thoughts about the potential situation.