Wolverhampton Wanderers have allegedly set their price-tag for key player Raul Jimenez, with Manchester United said to be interested – and it touches nine-figures.
Reports from Sports Mole claim that the Sun state that Wolves are wanting £100m for the 28-year-old striker who has been in terrific form this year.
The report goes onto state that due to the Red Devils missing out on Erling Braut Haaland, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer has now turned his focus to trying to bring in Jimenez before the end of the January transfer window.
With Wolves having such a good season at this moment in time, it is hard to see them ever considering selling Jimenez, which is why there is probably such a steep asking price for the player.
Would you sell Cutrone in January?
If we can source a replacement
No - he has a lot of potential
Yes, cash in
After 21 games, United sit just one point above the team from the Black County, plus Wolves have had to face the champions Manchester City twice already. Furthermore, both have qualified for the final 32 of the Europa League, so both are having fairly similar performing seasons, though of course the expectations of Manchester United far exceed those of Wolves.
Considering that Wolves are close to the Champions League – just six points off Chelsea – and are having a rare pop at the Europa League, it would be a strange departure at the January stage. This could well change at the end of the year and Wolves are in a worse off position that Manchester United, however, it is hard to see what Jimenez would benefit from leaving now.
For Wolves, he is an imperative part of their team and the backup options behind him are scarce. According to WhoScored, he averages a match rating of 7.33 – the third highest in the squad. In terms of backup, the next obvious choice in his position is Patrick Cutrone, who has had just three starts in the league and is being seriously linked with a move away. Based on this, it would be an enormous shock if the club let Jimenez leave without bringing a top-quality striker.