According to The Times, Wolverhampton Wanderers are ‘open to selling’ Raul Jimenez this summer. Manchester United and Juventus are reportedly ‘enquiring about the availability’ of the 29-year-old, so his future may be away from Molineux.
Jimenez is coming off the back of an outstanding season under Nuno Espirito Santo and finds himself linked with a host of suitors. Part of Wolves’ transfer policy is about them retaining their best players, but The Times believe the Mexican international will be granted a departure.
Jimenez initially joined Wolves on loan from Benfica in 2018 and went on to make 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and making eight goals. The 29-year-old signed for Wolves permanently in 2019 and had a hand in 29 goals from 44 games before the season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but his time in the Midlands might be up.
Wolves are on the hunt for a striker this summer and have been linked with Carlos Vinicius, Andre Silva, Artem Dzyuba and Nelson Oliveira among others, so are they planning for life without Jimenez? The Mexican international cost more than £30m in April 2019, so he won’t leave for cheap.
He’ll be a difficult player to replace, however, so Wolves shouldn’t rush to sell.