With Raul Jimenez’s recent interview discussing how he wouldn’t address his future in January as it was too soon, and he wanted to focus on his performances for the club, the expectation was that it would be a matter for the summer.
Going in Saturday afternoon’s clash with Bournemouth at the Molineux, the 27-year-old has contributed four goals and four assists in his 16 appearances so far this arrival on a season-long deal from Benfica, and plenty of fans would’ve been pleased to hear him focus in on improving his own performance levels rather than making a more speedy decision on his future.
With that said, given the way he’s impressed, as long as his future is with us.
In response to that interview, I’m assuming that head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was tasked with the question as he spoke to Sky Sports on Friday afternoon.
“All these decisions will be taken in the right moment and now is not the right moment. He is focused on what he has to do, on training sessions and on the competition. The right moment is at the end of the season. Until then, there is no point in thinking or speaking about it. It’s everybody’s choice and there are three parts involved: Wolves; the club whom owns him, Benfica and the player.”
Safe to assume the buy clause doesn’t come into force until the summer then, so that’s something to look forward to as a reality given all the guff we’ll get about the summer transfer window from the press.